Resilience Against Racism will conduct an online workshop Racism: Speak up with confidence on Thursday, 4 February 2021, from 6:30 PM – 8:30pm. This workshop help you communicate what help you need when confronted with racial discrimination.
About this Event
It can be challenging to discuss the topic of racism when the space and people around you does not support the discussion, however we know that racism still impacts on your well-being and is a barrier to your full belonging in Australia.
The workshop aims to support you to develop effective communication skills to challenge racism, express disapproval and express your needs assertively on the spot.
Who are suitable for this workshop:
- people who have experienced racism
- direct witnesses to racism
- indirect witness to racism (e.g. hear incidents through friends or media)
- anyone who have been involved in arguments or conflicts with others who disagree with you on racism.
About Resilience Against Racism
Everyone deserves to belong. Whether you are a recently arrived international student who is living and studying in Australia temporarily or an Australian of different cultural backgrounds, every person regardless of race and religion deserves to feel belong in Australia. However, according to the Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion report, 1 in 5 people experience racism in the community. In these few months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen more racist sentiments towards people of Asian appearance.
Resilience Against Racism aims to help individuals build personal and community resilience to cope with such adversaries. Resilience Against Racism will feature a series of evidence-based and practical workshops facilitated by culturally diverse organisational psychologists for people who may have experienced racism themselves, a direct witness or indirect witness to racism. Designed by people with lived experiences and culturally diverse social innovators, Resilience Against Racism is a unique approach to empowering individuals and communities to combat racism and strengthen their self-confidence and sense of belonging.
Workshop: Racism: Speak up with confidence
Date: Thursday, 04 February 2021
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Online; a link will be sent upon registration
Register: Online at Eventbrite
Resilience Against Racism
Organiser of Racism: Speak up with confidence
Cultural Intelligence is a specialist consulting firm with cultural diversity experts from a range of professions. We combine academic understanding with real world experience to deliver solutions for businesses and individuals. We specialise in strategy development, research, training and program development for organisations working within a multicultural context or expanding to other countries. We also draw deep insights from multicultural communities, different countries, latest research and industry knowledge to create innovative solutions.
Beyond Story is a consultancy that specialises in optimising leaders and organisations mental capital so that they are well equipped for what’s coming and keep evolving. We offer transformational approaches to expand leaders’ capacity to think clearer and master emotions wiser in order to create deeper and wider impact.
Resilience Against Racism international students workshops were funded through Study Melbourne’s International Student Welfare Program, a Victorian Government initiative. Study Melbourne provides information and support for over 200,000 international students from over 170 countries, helping them have the best possible time while studying and living in Victoria. For more information visit www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au
We thank the following key supporters for this project:
Asian-Australian Organisational Psychologist Inc.