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My Identity

“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.”
~ James Baldwin

Fundraiser: For the Disabled Welfare Centre Nepal, Rhythm Hut Gosford

I am always so glad to come across beautiful community minded groups and individuals, the key reason I developed MyLifeInOz was to facilitate the dissemination of info about these groups and events so that the community at large can be made aware of how we can get involved in others lives and in so doing enrich our own. Well, here's a… (more…)

February 22, 2016 by

Colourfest: What is it?

"Colourfest is Australia’s Multicultural Film Festival focusing exclusively on culturally diverse Australian stories. Colourfest was conceived as a response to the lack of cultural diversity on Australian screens. Portrayal of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians is littered with stereotypes and is generally skewed towards negative representations. Colourfest challenges such negative portrayals, and showcases a more authentic’ and inclusive image… (more…)

February 9, 2014 by

Zero Tolerance for FGM

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) observed the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and "condemns the practice as a grave violation of human rights and gender oppression." The FECCA media release put out on the subject of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) elicited an, "I'm shocked by this subject, it has nothing to… (more…)

February 9, 2014 by

Egalitarianism and Multiculturalism/Diversity

A conversation about how Australians react to people from different cultures who get ahead in this country left me searching for the difference between egalitarianism and multiculturalism and I came across this article by a blogger called Perplexio, speaking of their experience in the USA…..worth a read! "As those who read here regularly have likely surmised, I'm a rather dyed in… (more…)

January 29, 2014 by

Violence Against Women: The Men Who Want To End It!

Dr Michael Flood  Senior Lecturer in Sociology will be one of the guest speakers at the  annual White Ribbon Day Luncheon taking place in Melbourne on the 23/11/12. His areas of expertise: Sociology of gender, especially in relation to men and masculinities. Sociology of interpersonal violence and especially violence against women. Sexualities and especially male sexuality and heterosexuality. Sexual and reproductive… (more…)

November 23, 2012 by

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