Racism Workshop: Rebuilding your strong cultural identity

Resilience against Racism logoResilience Against Racism will conduct an online workshop Rebuilding your strong cultural identity on Thursday, 11 February 2021, from 6:30 PM – 8:30pm. This workshop helps you rebuild your strong cultural identity and regain confidence.


About this Event

One of the key ways to fight racism is to be proud of your own cultural heritage rather than rejecting it in order to “fit-in” to Australian society. Research suggested that having a positive cultural identity and strong sense of self is particularly helpful in combating race-related stress and stereotype threat. This workshop helps you reconnect with your cultural strengths, values and beliefs and reinforce pride in your cultural identity and thereby help you build confidence.

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 else who are interested to rebuild a a strong cultural identity

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.

Event Details:

Workshop: Racism: Speak up with confidence
Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Online; a link will be sent upon registration
Cost: FREE
Register: Online at Eventbrite

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Key Partners
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.

Funders
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

Resilience Against Racism website and Asian-Australian workshops were funded through the Scanlon Foundation. For more information, visit scanlonfoundation.org.au

Supporters

We thank the following key supporters for this project:

Center for Multicultural Youth

ISANA International Education Association

Council of International Student Australia

Settled Services

Asian-Australian Organisational Psychologist Inc.

 

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