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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

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

Celebration honours African Australians

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy, presented the inaugural African Australian National Awards at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on 25/08/2012. The awards recognise the artistic, sporting, economic political and community contributions of the African community to Australian society. “These awards are a wonderful tribute to the African Australian community who have contributed to Australia’s success and… (more…)

August 29, 2012 by

Spreading the Love in Newcastle (2)

Living on the Central Coast may not be the multicultural equivalent experience of living in Sydney or Melbourne, that doesn’t mean Coasties can ignore the realities of multicultural issues. Check out Matt Darvas website for a perspective on multicultural life on the coast that you may otherwise not be aware of.

August 24, 2012 by

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