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National Speaker Series: Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims

Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan will hold a series of high-profile speaker events across the country this September, including one event just announced for Melbourne.

The event series is part of the Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims project, and brings together professional speakers from the Australian Muslim community, or with expertise on issues affecting the community, to talk about topics of national importance.

Speaker Series: Calling out Casual Racism

Speaker Series Event: Calling out Casual Racism

People often associate racism with acts of abuse or harassment. However, it doesn’t need to involve violent or intimidating behaviour. Take racial name-calling and jokes. Or consider situations when people may be excluded from groups or activities because of where they come from.

Casual Racism is revealed through people’s actions as well as their attitudes. It can also be reflected in systems and institutions. But sometimes it may not be revealed at all. Not all racism is obvious.

 

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Speaker Series: the Rise of Cyber Racism

During the Race Discrimination Commissioner’s national consultations with the Australian Muslim community, concerns about the increase in cyber racism has been a key theme.  Community members noted that the Muslim community was often used as click bait by online media outlets who are targeting sections of the Australian public.  This negative narrative is then propagated through social media echo chambers and, as recent incidents have demonstrated, increasingly manifesting in real life.

Guest Speaker: Professor Kevin Dunn (Western Sydney University)

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Adelaide - Open Consultation for the Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims

The Race Discrimination Commissioner and Team are undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. We are holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion. This project aims to build robust intelligence about the experience of Australian Muslims to inform the Australian Human Rights Commission’s work in promoting social cohesion and providing evidence for change.

 

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Speaker Series Event: The History of Islam in Australia

As part of the Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims project, the Race Discrimination Commissioner & Team would like to invite you to our Speaker Series Event: The History of Islam in Australia with guest speaker Professor Mohamad Abdalla (UniSA).

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National survey – Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims

The Commission is conducting a national digital survey as part of the Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims project.

The survey will gather data and intelligence from Australian Muslims about their communities’ strengths, priorities and concerns, and their suggestions about ways the Commission can support them.

Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims - Melbourne Consultation - Women

The Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. He is holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion.

 

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Sharing the Stories of Australian Muslims - Melbourne Consultation

The Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan is undertaking a project to listen to and share the stories of Australian Muslims. He is holding national consultations with members of the Australian Muslim community about their needs and experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion.

 

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Screening: The Final Quarter

The documentary aboutFL legend Adam Goodes is powerful & confronting.

It challenges all Australians to work harder to combat racism.

Watch it this Thursday on Channel 10 AU and WIN and then start an honest conversation about racism https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au  #ItStopsWithMe

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Muslim Community consultations begin in ACT

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has met with members of the Muslim Community in the ACT about their experiences of discrimination, Islamophobia and hate speech and their right to safely practice their religion.

The gathering at the Canberra Islamic Centre last night, is part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s consultations with Australian-Muslims, announced after the deadly attacks on places of worship in Christchurch, New Zealand.