From an episode of Vocal MinorityPresented by Bez Zewdie and Jim Malo


Vocal Minority: Héritier Lumumba – What's In A Name?

"Your name is a vibration. Every time you repeat it, it's an affirmation. If a picture tells a thousand words, than a symbol tells a thousand pictures and your name is a symbol. So if you can arrange symbols around your life, of who you are, with things of strength - even your own name – then that has the ability to raise your conscious immediately." – Héritier Lumumba

Activist and former AFL footballer Héritier Lumumba joins Vocal Minority's Jim Malo and Bez Zewdie to chat about his experiences of racism within the AFL, the media fallout that followed, and finding strength in his Black identity and birth name.

Photo: Renae Wootson

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Listen to Vocal Minority: Héritier Lumumba – What's In A Name?26:0911 December 2020