Racism information sessions: Understanding your rights and taking action

Victorian Multicultural Commssion


To educate and empower multicultural and multifaith communities in Victoria, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) have come together to run a series of information sessions.


The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) unequivocally condemn racism.

To educate and empower multicultural and multifaith communities in Victoria, the VMC and VEOHRC have come together to run a series of information sessions.

Participating in a session will provide you with information to better understand and exercise your rights if you or someone you know experiences racism, religious discrimination, racial or religious vilification.

You will also learn how to recognise racism, how to report it and where to seek advice and support.

What to expect

The sessions will cover:

  • What does discrimination, vilification and victimisation mean?
  • Where to get help and advice.
  • How to report racism.
  • Why reporting racism is important.
  • How to take action against racism.

Format

All sessions will be delivered online, via Zoom. The sessions will be interactive, with participants encouraged to contribute in a safe and confidential environment.

Who should attend

A series of information sessions are planned for members of different communities. See the table below for details of the communities. There is also a general session on 22 September 2020 which is open to all multicultural and multifaith communities in Victoria and will be run as a webinar rather than an interactive session.

Registration

All participants must register to attend this session. Registrations are for a single individual only and are not able to be shared.

Date and time Community Session opened by Registration
Tuesday 1 September 
5.30-7pm
Asian communities Asian Australian Lawyers Association Register now
Wednesday 2 September
5.30-7pm
African communities African Australian Legal Network Register now
Saturday 5 September
10am-12.30pm
South Sudanese women Nyadol Nyuon Register now
Tuesday 8 September
6-7.30pm
Muslim communities Muslim Legal Network 
Islamic Council of Victoria
Register now
Thursday 10 September
5.30-7pm
South Asian communities Asian Australian Lawyers Association Register now
Monday 14 September
6-7.30pm
Maori and Pasifika communities United Pasifika Council of Victoria Register now
Tuesday 15 September
5.30-7pm
Youth Khayshie Tilak Ramesh,
Multicultural Youth Commissioner
Register now
Wednesday 16 September
6-7.30pm
Muslim women Muslim Legal Network 
Islamic Council of Victoria
Register now
Saturday 19 September
1.30-3.30pm
Communities of Myanmar Bwe Thuy
VMC Commissioner
Register now
Tuesday 22 September
6-7.30pm
General session (all welcome) Vivienne Nguyen
VMC Chairperson
Register now

 

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