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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

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

Samira Ibrahim; African Film Festival of Australia

The first African Film Festival Australia will be taking place in Sydney (5-8 April) and Melbourne (11-15 April) Director of the Festival, Samira Ibrahim, took time out from her busy schedule preparing for the Festival to share her perspective on multicultural life in Australia with MyLifeInOz. We hope you will not only read her story, but get to the venues… (more…)

March 20, 2012 by

Harmony Day Australia Is Coming Up!

With Harmony Day coming up on the 21st of March 2012 it is probably good to have a few resources to turn to in order to find out just what diversity in Australia looks like. And perhaps how to do our bit to make it as harmonious as possible. http://www.racismnoway.com.au provides a resource aimed at teaching schoolkids the art of living in… (more…)

March 2, 2012 by

Life in a Blame Culture

Everytime I have watched any footage of the recent riots in London I have found myself feeling sick with horror and in tears. It takes me back to being accidently caught up in a riot in London 10 years ago. What was initially a peaceful demonstration in the blink of an eye became a mass of running shouting stone throwing chaos.… (more…)

August 11, 2011 by

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