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Intersectionality in Action: Bringing it to life in our work (Online)

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Intersectionality considers how power relations arise and interact from social position including but not limited to race, class, gender, and ability. The recent March 4 Justice and Black Lives Matter challenge us to think about how these power dynamics play out and matter in our lives and our work.

This interactive and stimulating series of half-day courses will assist professionals to explore the topic of intersectionality and how to respond to diverse populations. 

The four workshops will use an applied lens to specific populations including: 

  1.  Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (30 April),
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (28 May)
  3. LGBTIQ populations (21 June).
  4. Bringing it all together using a lifecourse frame (26 July)

The workshops will focus on practical applications for working with specific populations with the option to attend the ones that interest you.  An applied approach to understanding theory in practice will be delivered through the lens of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, LGBTIQ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

You can register for one or more of the following sessions:

Session One: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Date: Friday, 30 April 2021

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Session Two: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Date: Friday, 28 May 2021

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Session Three:  LGBTIQ populations

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Session Four: Bringing it all together using a lifecourse frame 

Date: Monday, 26 July 2021

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Objectives:

  • To engage in this challenging topic to critically reflect about diverse populations.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to bring the theory of intersectionality into their practice.

These objectives align with the Department of Child Safety Youth & Women’s revised Practice Principals Standards & Guidance 

  • 3.1 Services are Evidence informed. 
  • 5.1 Ensuring Cultural Safety 
  • 6.1 Services are client centred and accessible to all.

      Who should attend

      This is for workers in the domestic and family violence, sexual violence services and women’s wellbeing sectors.

      About the facilitators

      Jatinder Kaur

      Jatinder Kaur is the Director of JK Diversity Consultants and an Accredited Mental health Social Worker. In 2018, she established the first Indian women domestic violence refuge ‘Women’s Sahara House’. She has prepared submissions to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (2015), gave evidence at the Senate Inquiry into dowry abuse (2018) public hearing held in Sydney 2018. She has featured in media coverage on these topics in: The Australian, ABC radio and SBS TV news. Jatinder is enrolled in a PhD at University of Melbourne examining family violence within Indian migrant families and intersections with the service systems.

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