Intercultural Cities Australasia Symposium
Next date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | 09:30 AM
to 04:30 PM
As part of the Intercultural Cities Australasia Summit 2019, we're pleased to be hosting the Intercultural Cities Australasia Symposium on Wednesday 31 July.
We are pleased to announce that the Master of Ceremonies event will be Walkley-winning journalist Rafael Epstein, host of one of the top rating Drive shows on ABC Melbourne radio.
The keynote speaker is Irena Guidikova, Head of Division Inclusion and Anti-discrimination Programmes, Council of Europe.
|| Tri-Mayoral Welcome
Cr Bob Turner, Mayor City of Melton
Cr Martin Zakharov, Mayor City of Maribrynong
Cr Samantha McIntosh, Mayor City of Ballarat
Is Intercultural integration a radically new approach?
Irena Guidikova, Head of Division, Inclusion and Anti-discrimination Programming, Council of Europe
Minority voices in intercultural places (policing, schools & community)
Akuot Martin Majier, New & Emerging Communities Liaison Officer, Victoria Police
Robert Aduer Ring, Community Liaison Officer, Melton Secondary College
Tigist Kebede, Board Member, African Think Tank
A Pot of Courage: from intercultural support group to social enterprise
Presented by Joy Juma, Nyibol Deng & Shiree Pilkington from A Pot of Courage, a Ballarat-based Incorporated Association.
|| Morning tea
Regulating racism: impacts, challenges and engaging Victoria’s multicultural and multi-faith communities
Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner
Exploring Melbourne’s superdiversity through data visualisation
|Alan Gamlen, Head of Human Geography, Monash University
Storytelling: a force for social change
Kiran Singh Sirah, President, International Storytelling Centre, USA
||An Introduction to Inclusive Australia
|| Sarah Rush, National Partnership Manager, Australia Post
|| Positive Peace Academy
Charlie Allen, Director of Partnerships, Institute for Economics and Peace
Joining the dots of humanity and multiculturalism - one dinner at a time
Sunita Waghmode, Local Facilitator Joining the Dots – Welcome Dinner Project
|| Afternoon tea
|| In conversation with Rafael Epstein
Irena Guidikova, Head of Division, Inclusion and Anti-discrimination Programming
Sonia Vignjevic, Victorian State Director, Settlement Services International
Ahmet Keskin, Executive Director of the Australian Intercultural Society
Dr. Mimmie Claude Watts, College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University
Lynda Ford, Director, DiverCities Network Australasia
|| Closing remarks
|| Rafael Epstein
The host of one of the top rating Drive programs on ABC Radio Melbourne, Rafael has spent more than 20 years as a journalist and broadcaster interviewing Prime Ministers and Premiers to famous novelists and popstars.
CR BOB TURNER
Immigrated to Australia from Dundee, Scotland, in 1989 with his family and settled in Melton in 1990. Cr Turner is passionate about the wellbeing of the City of Melton community and is a strong advocate in the areas of health, education and transport.
CR SAMANTHA MCINTOSH
Now in her third term as Mayor, Cr McIntosh is reponsible for delivering a strategic vision for the City of Ballarat focusing on job creation, investment and essential services.
CR MARTIN ZAKHAROV
Has served the community of the City of Maribyrnong as a councillor for 10 years. Cr Zakharov is passionate about improving public transport infrastructure.
A graduate of Political Science and Political Philosophy, Irena is leading the inclusion and anti-discrimination programs of the Council of Europe. She was the coordinator of the World Forum for Democracy (2013-2017), gathering over 2000 decision-makers and practitioners annually to develop and mainstream the know-how of participatory and deliberative democracy.
AKUOT MARTIN MAJIER
New & Emerging Communities Liaison Officer, a community engagement initiative fostering a positive and healthy relationship between members of the emerging communities and the Victoria Police.
ROBERT ADUER RING
Community Liaison Officer at Melton Secondary College. Robert is driven by his passion for community, especially through capacity development approaches.
With extensive experience as a counsellor, advocate, facilitator and guest speaker Tigist understands the societal, systemic and institutional oppression that exists for people of colour.
Registered nurse, midwife and infant massage therapist. Through Women’s Health Grampians, Joy is also an Equality for All advocate.
Part of the Unstoppable Women project in Ballarat, Nyibol is very proud to have a chapter in the book, “It Takes Courage – sharing secret recipes and stories from our homelands”.
Identifies as Maori-Croatian, and has lived in Australia since 1990 with a strong interest in the arts, teaching, training, and advocating for adults.
Completed a Law/Arts degree at Melbourne University and is a Churchill Fellow. As Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner since 2016, Kristen has been leading the Commission’s work in creating a rights respecting culture within organisations, governments and communities.
The Associate Professor of Human Geography at Monash University. Alan received his Doctorate (in Human Geography) from the University of Oxford as a New Zealand Bright Future Scholar.
KIRAN SINGH SIRAH
President of the International Storytelling Center, based in the USA and has developed a number of award-winning peace-building programs. Kiran is an advisory member to UNESCO and a Rotary Peace Fellow.
Community Relations Manager at Australia Post with strong experience in public relations and partnership management at organisations such as Foster’s, AFL and Hill and Knowlton.
The Director of Partnerships with the Institute for Economics and Peace. Charles was recently awarded the Australian Police Medal, a Division of the Order of Australia.
Migrated to Australia from India in 1986. Sunita joined the Welcome Dinner Project in 2016 and became a local facilitator in 2017.
The Victorian State Director at Settlement Services International. Sonia is an executive manager with over 20 years of experience in the multicultural, migration and resettlement.
The Executive Director of the Australian Intercultural Society and one of the co-founders of Affinity Intercultural Foundation and a NSW Centenary ANZAC Ambassador.
DR MIMMIE CLAUDE WATTS
Convenor of the African Diaspora Women Summit, Academic, Consultant, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur and a Commissioner to the Victoria Multicultural Commission.
The Director of iGen Foundation, a charitable organisation promoting interculturalism and entrepreneurship in Australasia. Lynda is an Intercultural Cities Expert with the Council of Europe.
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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | 09:30 AM
- 04:30 PM
Westwaters Hotel and Entertainment Complex, 10 Lake Street, Caroline Springs 3023 View Map