Join us every week during August in exploring thought-provoking topics such as how to become anti-racist and what to ask to make people feel welcome.
All webinars are free but registration is essential.
Racism Prevention: Becoming Anti-Racist
- Discover what it means to be anti-racist
- Explore how to increase your capacity to be anti-racist
- Understand what you can say to challenge racism as an effective bystander
- Discuss the questions that reflect an anti-racism fixed mindset or a growth mindset
Promoting Cultural Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace and Beyond
- Interpret cultural diversity and inclusion – beyond the buzzwords
- Understand the current state of cultural diversity in Australian workplaces
- Explore some practical steps that the workplace can take to increase cultural diversity and inclusion
- Workplaces doing it well
- Explore what you can do as an effective bystander – including tips and scripts
Panel discussion: “Is the CALD label still relevant?”
This will be a conversation about the issue of labelling and identity, particularly in relation to the term, ‘CALD’ or culturally and linguistically diverse. Dr Ignacio Correa-Velez, Dr Faiza El-Higzi OAM and Mr Giridharan Sivaraman will share their lived experiences with labels, and their perspectives on whether the ‘CALD’ label is appropriate and meaningful in today’s world.
The discussion will be facilitated by Trish Prentice of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, who authored an essay, Why call me that?' Reflections on labels in a diverse nation, which explores similar themes. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session.
Intercultural encounters: How (not) to handle a conversation
Date: Monday 28 August
Time: 10am – 11.30am
Facilitator: Dr Valeria Sinkeviciute, The University of Queensland
The core of Australian reality lies in its multicultural and multilingual society. While it provides great foundations for diversity, many of us might not realise how complex intercultural encounters are. In general, we all strive to make people we talk to feel comfortable, appreciated and would, in turn, expect the same from them. However, in many situations, things can certainly go awry. What to do then? Or, better, is there a way to avoid it?
In this workshop, we will look at some ordinary conversations and try to find some good answers to the following questions:
- How (not) to start a conversation?
- What (not) to say to make people feel that they belong?
- Where to look for signs that something said has gone wrong or against someone’s expectations?
This workshop will be a combination of the key concepts related to intercultural conversations, plenty of examples and practical group work applying your new cultural awareness skills.