After Dark: Boycott

Join us for the 2023 edition of After Dark at the Justice & Police Museum. Guest speakers, artists, performers and filmmakers will delve into diverse subjects that shape our past, present and future.

The recent phenomenon of cancel culture or call-out culture has risen to prominence with Gen Z. Cancel culture is a form of cultural boycotting and calling for accountability of persons, organisations or events where behaviour is deemed to have been offensive or to have created an imbalance of power. At the same time certain individuals have been ‘cancelled’ when they could be deemed to be victims in a given situation. Is cancel culture and subsequent social ostracisation a radical form of implementing social justice? Or a biased form of censorship in a capitalistic society? Our panel of experts will explore these questions and more as we delve into the concepts of cancel culture, censorship and freedom of expression.

During the evening join WestWords who will present stories and spoken word performances by some of Western Sydney’s most talented poets.

Members get more: Enjoy a complimentary mocktail at the Archie Rose Bar to the value of $15. Plus 10% off food and drink and access to reserved seating.

Evening program

All night

Archie Rose Bar serving mocktails and soft drinks

Museum open after hours

Roving spoken word performances

Timed sessions

5.10pm–5.40pm | Life drawing with Gladdy Drawing Club (Police Court)

5.45pm–6pm | Spoken word performance: West Words (Water Police Court)

6pm–6.45pm | Discussion: Sunil Badami in conversation with Tess Allas, Liz Giuffre and Jack Sargeant (Water Police Court)

6.45pm–7pm | Spoken word performance: West Words (Water Police Court)

7.10pm–7.40pm | Life drawing with Gladdy Drawing Club (Police Court)

7.45pm–8pm | Spoken word performance: West Words (Water Police Court)

8.10pm–8.40pm | Life drawing with Gladdy Drawing Club (Police Court)


This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Program.

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