Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability

Self Advocacy TrainingThe Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and Diversity and Disability (DnD) share a belief that the most effective advocacy comes from people with a lived experience and therefore disability advocacy is strongest coming from people with disability. There will be a Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability at the Foodstore, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 3 December, 2019.

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Heard Instinct

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Heard Instinct is a pilot initiative co-designed by Multicultural Arts Victoria and a group of 10 emerging young artists of colour living in the Goulburn Valley region on Yorta Yorta country. The project is being developed to address a need for more self-determined opportunities for young artists of colour, to come together and be able to freely express themselves through the arts. The project has been made possible with support from Ethnic Council Shepparton, Gandel Philanthropy, Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.

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Know Your Roots – Update

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The Know Your Roots model and program has been identified as a tool that elicits belonging and participation, a stronger sense of worth, resilience in the acceptance-rejection parameters of legitimacy, an abiding sense of social justice and equity in the Social Cohesion through Education Program. It is an element of the Social Cohesion through Education Pilot Project.

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Modelling Educational Behavioural Change

Parenting course for African familiesEthnic Council of Shepparton and District in collaboration with Catholic Care, Sandhurst presented the final session in a four-part program on improving family relationships/family health for settlement communities of Greater Shepparton on Thursday 25 October.

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Ethnic Council visits FECCA 2019 Conference

Ethnic Council Staff prior to the opening session of FECCA 2019Officers and Board members of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District travelled to Hobart over 10-13 October to participate in the FECCA 2019 conference. Several staff members made presentations to the Conference, and Board Members spent time gaining valuable insights.

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FECCA 2019: Youth of Colour and Culture: The journey of social change

Mariam Mgoter and Ali Albattaat at FECCA 2019Mariam Mgoter and Ali Albattaat – Project Officers with the Ethnic Council Shepparton & District gave a joint presentation at the 2019 FECCA Conference in Hobart on the topic of Youth of Colour and Culture: The journey of social change for equality and social justice through the voices of the youth

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FECCA 2019: Know Your Roots Program for Pacific Islanders in the Goulburn Valley

Know Your Roots logoMellisa Silaga – Project Officer of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District presented one session at the 2019 FECCA Conference by name Pacific Islander – NZ Citizens: The Unbroken Intergenerational Chain of Limited Education and Poverty after migrating to Australia

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FECCA 2019: Regional Youth Settlement

Dr Apollo Nsubuga-KyobeDr Apollo S Nsubuga-Kyobe – long standing board member of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District – gave one presentation at the FECCA 2019 Conference on the topic of Regional Youth Settlement: Dichotomies, Challenges, and Opportunities, North East Victoria –Shepparton Case Study.

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