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A Panel for all Reasons

Courtesy of Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Seniors, Victoria:“Honoured to have shared the stage today with Australia’s leading voices on race, gender, sexuality, disability and LGBTIQ rights at the 2017 ACOSS National Conference. Understanding how different types of discrimination - ageism, sexism, racism, ableism - interact is crucial for achieving true diversity and inclusion. Thank you Jax Jacki Brown-Disability and Queer Rights Activist, Professor Muriel Bamblett, Tasneem Chopra, Starlady and Ro Allen (via video!) for a [...]

2017-10-25T04:23:02+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Making Inroads into Strategic Change

Today I delivered a keynote address to an inaugural VIcRoadsLeadership Forum.  I discussed the moral and fiscal imperatives of culturally diverse strategies of inclusion in management, upon a context of systemic discrimination impacting minorities.  I may or may not have opened with my roadworthy tweet* (see what I did there): “Why stay in your lane when real change occurs off road, and you can re write the rules?”  *TO RAPTUROUS APPLAUSE  #diversityandinclusion #blueprint #tasneemchopra #crossculturalconsultant [...]

2017-10-24T05:58:14+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

A Diverse Emergency

Today I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote address to the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, before a cohort of Emergency Medicine physicians. I spoke to the issue of Diversity in Leadership, as a productivity and moral imperative in a climate of increased cultural diversity in Australia, as well as national benchmarks and gender gap realities. I also emphasised the distinction between knowledge gained as medical CONTENT (of skill), versus knowledge gained as prevailing [...]

2017-10-18T01:23:16+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

Embracing the ABC of Diversity at CCC

Today I delivered a workshop/ presentation on 'Embracing Multiculturalism', as part of the PD program for staff of the Caroline Chisolm College in Braybrook. It's always a pleasure to use these platforms to share the work of colleagues who live by example in bringing their diversity centre stage, challenging convention with full conviction. I'm looking at you @thesukimonster @lukalesson @dengadut & @randaafattah There are SO many examples of resilience and brilliance coming from individuals who combat [...]

2017-10-13T09:34:26+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Taking AAIMS

Enjoyed a rigorous panel discussion at ACU, for the Melbourne launch of the Australian Association of Islamic & Muslim Studies (AAIMS). Discussing the issue of Islamophobia in Australia, my co-panelists Fethi Mansouri, JoshRoose and I, came at this topic from an academic and community sector perspective.  This included sharing detailed extracts from the Islamophobia in Australia report, discussing the psycho-social impacts on youth and Muslim women in particular and the trajectory of increased racism in [...]

2017-09-21T10:24:44+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

Full Circle of Social Change

Today I  delivered a guest lecture for the 'Making Social Change' unit of the LaTrobe University Masters program in International Development. As an alumnist of this university and Masters course, it was a come-full-circle moment addressing this class on the encounters I'd had in this field post graduation. These included work with NGO's, my experience in government and my work via the Consultancy.  I stressed the importance of affording individuals from the community's we engage [...]

2017-10-17T20:36:34+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Rebels, Revolutionaries & Us via Planet TEDxMelbourne

"What does the world need more of right now?" - the ethos underpinning this TEDxMelbourne event, 'Rebels, Revolutionaries & Us'.  Like I even need a reason to rebel 😎 Highlights included human rights lawyer, activist @ author @DengAdut1 who gave a raw, honest and unconventional questioning of the oppression of the status quo. Later, Mond Qu, a Digital Architect who deftly demonstrated how seamlessly fake news or sustainable inventions are enabled via technology & imagination  [...]

2017-09-19T09:36:52+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Media & Diversity: Are we there yet?

Attended part of the 'Cultural Diversity and News in Australia Symposium' via Deakin University today where I met up with the brilliant @santigrams ⭐️  At a panel deliberating the skewed representation of multicultural communities in mainstream media, matters of accountability, diverse writers, diverse editors and balanced journalism were addressed . Though this issue has been raised for years, there is increasing research demonstrating causal factors between media bias, public perception and political rhetoric- each of which [...]

2017-09-13T08:28:13+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Resilience Under Fire

I presented a keynote today at the 'Resilient Women' forum in Darebin for the Darebin City Council.  The purpose was to give context to the lived experience of Islamophobia afflicting Australian Muslim women, knowing with whom culpability for this violence lies and what steps individuals and organisations can take to end racism.  Congratulations Faten& April for coordinating today's event, attended by a cross section of community and service providers.  Much of the impetus for this [...]

2017-09-12T07:07:02+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

What is Humanitarianism?

Just presented at the Swinburne University 'Youth Humanitarian Festival' on 'What is humanitarianism' (answer: core respect, compassion and inclusivity- among other responsibilities). Great questions from the floor, too.  Congratulations to the planning committee for this undertaking.  It was especially wonderful returning to the Uni campus I graduated from (Bachelors degree)- coming full circle, in a sense. I was amazed at how much the landscape has transformed! And veryexcited to discover a 'TC' Building - small [...]

2017-09-09T03:51:14+00:00 September 9th, 2017|