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“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
~ Maya Angelou

KWAYA = Choir

    KWAYA: Swahili for choir, an organisation you want to look into! https://youtu.be/yNYuXdQ8gp4 Their aim is to establish a strong network of support between indigenous and non-indigenous singers to enable them to experience once in a lifetime opportunities in a unique musical exchange . Whilst partaking in the Kwaya Cross-Cultural Connections Program singers and helpers will also have the opportunity… (more…)

May 26, 2016 by

You Are Brave

  "YOU ARE BRAVE”   An affirmation, an encouragement, a challenge or simply a statement? Names are chosen to represent something and this one had caught my eye. I am always curious about people, thus the birth of MyLifeInOz, and curious not just to know, but to make known…the flinging of the grain into the wind, across the field, land… (more…)

May 10, 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

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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