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Making Racism History

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Melbourne is famously multicultural – but the past year has proven that racism is also rife.

For instance, a VicHealth survey reported 97% of Aboriginal Victorians had experienced racism in the past 12 months.

What are we doing to combat racism? And how can we learn from past mistakes?

With Susan Carland, Adam Bandt, Kutcha Edwards and Chin Tan.

Ideas for Melbourne

We’re kicking off 2013 with a series of public forums that take a closer look at the city we call home – and the problems and challenges facing Melbourne right now.

Make your voice heard as we debate Melbourne’s future – and the kind of city we want to live in.

Featuring

Adam Bandt

Adam Bandt is a Greens MP and the Federal Member for Melbourne. He was elected in 2010 when he made history by becoming the first Greens MP elected to the House of Representatives at a general election. Adam was elected Deputy Leader in April 2012 and is the federal Greens spokesperson on industrial... Read more

Chin Tan

Chin Tan has broad experience and involvement in the legal profession, business and community service. He is committed to active involvement in the area of multiculturalism, having held various community and government board positions. He is currently Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commi... Read more

Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University, and is a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow and a Churchill fellow, researching the intersection between gender, Islamophobia, and social cohesion. Susan hosted the television qui... Read more

Kutcha Edwards

As one of Australia’s most respected and renowned Indigenous singer/songwriters and proud Mutti Mutti man, Kutcha’s music and community work has earned him iconic status amongst both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. What Kutcha shares through his songs and stories elicit an audience co... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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