Bold Thinking: Global pandemic, regional response: citizenship and community in the time of COVID

RegionalThe Latrobe University Bold Thinking series will examine how the COVID-19 virus exposes our community and economic vulnerabilities, as well as their strengths. How can we support regional communities to ride the social, health and economic shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic? With local speaker Sam Atukorala, you are invited to join on Tuesday 15 September 2020 12:00 pm, online.

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Resilience against Racism

Resilience against RacismYou are invited to join an online launch Resilience Against Racism and a panel discussion on racism towards people of Asian appearance due to COVID-19. Funded by Study Victoria and the Scanlon Foundation, the sessions have been developed by Cultural Intelligence and Beyond Story with the aim to help people build personal and community resilience to cope with adversaries such as racism. The first session online is a projec launch online, on 17 September at 12:30pm

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Supporting Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Female genital mutilation/cuttingHow do you support women and girls you treat who have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting? The National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness can provide you with assistance with its postcards.

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Don’t Suffer in Silence: Multilingual Video on Domestic Violence

Victoria Police

Victoria Police has launched multilingual videos to encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to seek help if they are experiencing family violence.

The videos are available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

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Multicultural Awards To Recognise Extraordinary Victorians

Victorian Multicultural CommissionThe Victorian Government and the Victorian Multicultural Commission is gearing up to honour people and organisations that have strengthened the state’s multiculturalism. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today opened nominations for the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, which pay tribute to champions of diversity and others who have supported Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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English language program for migrants set for overhaul amid concerns about proficiency

PM Scott Morrison at Citizenship Ceremony CanberraChanges to the Adult Migrant English Program are among a number of moves the government is making to boost social cohesion as Australia emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Permanent residents and citizens with poor English will be given unlimited language classes, and aspiring Australians will face a tougher values test amid challenges to social cohesion from the coronavirus pandemic and foreign interference.

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