Join me for an online panel with special guests Marcia Langton AM, Dr Anne Aly and Ahmed Hassan for an important discussion on racism and identity in Australia
Australia prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity.Yet we know that racism still exists and is experienced on a daily basis by Indigenous Australians and Australians from migrant backgrounds.
The Black Lives Matter movement has recently shone a light on the experience of Indigenous Australians but the conversation and the momentum must continue.
In order to confront the legacy of racism in Australia and move forward towards solutions, we must talk about racism honestly.
Professor Marcia Langton AM is an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art. Her role in the Empowered Communities project under contract to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians are evidence of Professor Langton’s academic reputation, policy commitment and impact, alongside her role as a prominent public intellectual.
Dr Anne Aly is the Federal Labor Member for Cowan and the first Muslim Woman to be elected into the Australian Parliament.
Ahmed Hassan is a leader in Melbourne’s multicultural community. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of Youth Activating Youth, a not for profit organisation helping young people with education and employment.