Tonight I presented a keynote address for the Human Rights Forum, ‘Where Are You Really From’- held by @cityofgreaterbendigo and @zindafestival .
Following my keynote, a superb panel discussion ensued about identity & belonging and how navigating these issues affects our human rights. Facilitated by Kate McInnes (LCMS), my copanellists included Rodney (Dja Dja Warrung leader), Lisa Chesters MP, Sonia Vignjevic (VMC), Moustapha Al Rawi (resident) and myself. Audience participation was high, indicating a passion for this issues beyond the scope of a single event.
Kudos to all the organisers, including Jac and Benjamin, for a brilliant night of insights and inspiration.
The Forum was part of the 2018 Zinda Festival (previously Bendigo Festival of Cultures) and provides an opportunity for the local community to come together and discuss the importance of multiculturalism and human rights for a more welcoming, liveable and inclusive city.
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