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5 March 2018

Join us for an inspiring discussion of multiculturalism

Our state is one of the most multicultural communities on the planet. Cultural Diversity Week runs from Saturday 17 March – Sunday 25 March and it’s Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration, featuring an exciting program of festivals and events across metropolitan and regional areas.

We often hear about the importance of being a global citizen. But what does it mean to truly understand and value the perspectives and experiences of others whose journeys have been so different to our own? How do we live together so that there is genuine equality of opportunity for people from all cultural backgrounds? 

To help us explore these questions, we invite you to join us at Deakin’s Cultural Diversity Week event, Multiculturalism: Going Deeper. Listen to an inspiring panel of speakers who will share their perspectives on multiculturalism as an idea and as a lived experience. Deakin’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Kean Selway, will also formally launch Deakin’s Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2018–2020.

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 1–2pm

BCC, Deakin Burwood Campus

Register for this event by Thursday 15 March 2018. Light refreshments will follow the speakers.


Professor Fethi Mansouri, Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, the Alfred Deakin Research Chair in migration and intercultural studies and the UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’.

Ms Tina Hosseini, Commissioner, Victorian Multicultural Commission and Community Relations Associate Research Fellow, Deakin School of Psychology.

Mr Madhab Kharel, Deakin Arts/Law student and Sanctuary Scholarship recipient.

Deakin is also a proud sponsor of Victoria’s Multicultural Festival, a free, family-friendly festival featuring music, performances, food and art held on Saturday 24 March 2018 from 12pm at Federation Square, Melbourne. We encourage you to come along and bring your friends and family for a fun day out. Don’t forget to come and say hello to us at the Deakin marquee on the day!

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