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    Racism in Australia From CALD Perspectives: Issues, Impacts and Collective Actions

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    Racism in Australia from CALD Perspectives: Issues, Impacts and Collective Actions

    CMCF invites you to an interactive Symposium that is Open to ALL community members from the ACT region. The event is a FREE public event with Lunch.

    Are you aware of racism that exists in our ACT community?

    Have you ever experienced any incident of racism? Or, do you know if any of your friends, or relatives, or neighbours, have been impacted by racism incidents?

    Are you wondering what racism means to the CALD community living in Canberra?

    If you are interested to know more, and share your views or experience, then this symposium on Racism in Australia from CALD Perspectives is for you.

    The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum Inc (CMCF), a peak umbrella body of 110+ multicultural community organisations of the ACT region, presents this interactive and engaging symposium on Sunday 26 May, from 10:30am (for an 11:00am start) to 3:30pm to discuss issues and impacts of Racism on ACT's CALD community, in a culturally safe environment.

    What does this event include?

    The symposium, hosted by CMCF, includes keynote addresses by experts and panel discussions with representatives from diverse professions and communities, including people with lived experiences. This is an interactive event where you can ask questions and share your experiences and views.

    Syposium Key Speakers are:

    * Prof Kim Rubenstein, Faculty of Canberra Law School/ Co-Director, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, University of Canberra 
    * Dr. Karo Moret-Miranda, ARISE (Anti-Racism, Intersectionality and Social Justice in Education), ANU                                          * * Ms Sheetal Deo, Senior Project Manager, Diversity Council Australia

      Symposium Panel Speakers are:

      * Alicia Payne, Member of Parliament, the Australian House of Representatives                                                                             * Karen Toohey, ACT Discrimination, Health Services and Disability Services Commissioner, ACT Human Rights Commission           * ACT CALD Community Representatives with lived experience - Industry (Construction and Hospitality), Education, Students  and Community

      There will be networking opportunities too over a free lunch served before the Panel Discussion.

      What does this symposium address?

      • What are the current issues regarding racism?
      • What evidence is available?
      • What impact racism may have on the CALD communities?
      • What actions can we take to reduce/eliminate racism in our communities?

      What to Expect?

      Join us in this symposium to have a deeper dive into these questions and many more! This event will be interactive and engaging through keynote addresses by invited experts on Racism issues and impacts; panel discussions with representatives of local service providers and businesses, policy makers, academia and persons with lived experiences.

      You will be invited to participate in event activities as well.

      So, what are you waiting for ? Please register for this symposium ASAP to secure your free spot with free lunch, before it gets sold out.

      Please come along and contribute to this much needed discussion on how we can work together to reduce and eliminate racism in our community effectively.

      Let's take action collectively NOW.


      • Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA),
      • The Australian National University (ARISE - Anti-Racism, Intersectionality and Social Justice in Education),
      • Jean Monet center of Excellence (EU)
      • ACT Human Rights Commission 
      • Diversity Council Australia
      • University of Canberra, Faculty of Business, Government and Law
      • ACT Office For Multicultural Affairs, ACT Government
      • Go Equal

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