2 day symposium: Owning Racism: Can we Talk?

Please find information regarding a 2 day symposium being hosted the Immigration Museum. Feel free to pass onto networks.
Owning Racism: Can we Talk?
Thursday August 23 and Friday August 24
East Wing Gallery
Immigration Museum
The two-day Symposium Owning Racism: Can we talk? A symposium for academics, service providers and arts practitioners  is the first major initiative to emerge from our Identity: yours, mine, ours exhibition which was launched last year.
A community of practitioners and academics have been invited to speak to their research, program work, service delivery or study around themes exploring cultural and social intervention in order to facilitate social cohesion. Examples of research and/or practical applications in youth engagement, CALD connections, multicultural and cross-cultural exchange, refugee and asylum support services will be explored.
Specific Symposium aims include:
          Share methodologies across disciplines in areas of social intervention, anti-racism projects, applied theory in community practice;
          Highlight key research in the related fields;
          Provide practical examples of project work and case study evaluations;
          Showcase best practice by museums, schools, universities, local governments, arts, non-government organisations, etc;
          Encourage active and ongoing networks and collaborative partnerships
Speakers include;
Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum, Cape town
Waleed Aly, Academic and Media commentator
Richard Frankland, Actor, Author, Artist 
Tatiana Mauri
Community Engagement Manager
Immigration Museum
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001 AUSTRALIA
Telephone+613 9927 2751
Facsimile+613 99272722

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