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

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

Whats In a Name?

When speaking of people from other countries living in our own, the word we use to label those we are speaking of will automatically conjure up everything we think we know about those living under that particular label. MyLifeInOz would like to hear your descriptions of the following words. And also what context you would use them in. Come on….give… (more…)

October 24, 2012 by

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