(preliminary draft program, subject to change)
VENUE: MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
Cnr. Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne Vic 3000
Informal welcome - (Supper Room, Level 3)
- Meet with other participants, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Global Dialogue Foundation in a relaxed environment
- Multicultural performances organised in partnership with communities
Monday, 11 October 2010
Registration (Swanston Hall, Ground Floor)
- Welcome to country, Ringo Terrick - Wurundjeri Council Elder
- K.K. Sarachandra Bose - Hon. Chairperson, Global Dialogue Foundation
- H.E. Jorge Sampaio - High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Former President, Portugal (by video)
- Hon. Telmo Languiller, MP
- Sam Afra - Chairperson, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
- Wesa Chau - Honorary President, Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) & Young Victorian of the Year 2010
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: A World Perspective on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
- Jean-Christophe Bas - Senior Adviser, Strategic Development and Partnerships, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
ROUNDTABLE: Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, as seen from the Asia Pacific Region
Fethi Mansouri - Professor in Migration and Intercultural Research, Director, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia
Sam Sefuiva - Human Rights Commission, New Zealand
- Hon. John Pandazopolous MP - State Member for Dandenong
Vinod Mirchandani - Country Manager (India), University of Melbourne
Dr. M. Syafi'i Anwar - Executive Director of ICIP (International Center for Islam and Pluralism), Indonesia
- Moderator: Amy Lamoin, Australian Human Rights Commission
SHOWCASING PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS: four parallel workshop sessions
PROJECTS SELECTED FROM THE "MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS" PRESENTING IN THIS SESSION:
Focus 1: Integrating Migrants
Moderator: Con Pagonis
- Humanitarian Crisis Hub - "Stories of Survival"
- Western Bulldogs - "Football and more, much much more"
- Victorian Arab Social Services - "Almousawaht! (A Fair Go)"
- Essendon Football Club - "Unity Cup"
- Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre- "Lead the Way"
- Sanctuary Australia Foundation - "Local People-Global Impact"
Focus 2: Shaping Perceptions, Challenging Stereotypes - The Role of the Media Today
- Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria - "Kaleidoscopic Kultures"
- New Australia Media,
- Sacha Payne - Senior Journalist & Producer, Special Broadcasting Service
- Nasya Bahfen - RMIT School of Media and Communication
Moderator: Hugh Jorgensen
Focus 3: Education, Culture, Developing Social Cohesion
- Y-Gap - "Expanding Educational Opportunities"
- The Children's Sanctuary - "Sorsadam School Project"
- Norman Sheehan - Associate Prof, Indigenous Knowledge and Design Anthropology, Swinburne University
- Cultural Infusion - ?Building Cultural Harmony & Well-being?
- OnSide Victoria - Patrizia Torelli
Moderator: Sarai Cosgrove
Focus 4: Intercultural and Interfaith Development - Religion, Faith & Traditional Faith
- InterAction - ?iAct? youth fellowship
- Centre for Multicultural Youth - "Muticultural Multifaith Youth Mentoring & Leadership"
- Brahma Kumaris - ?Pause for Peace?
- Art of Living - "Faith in Action"
- Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC), Chennai, India - ?Encouraging Mutual Understanding?
- Desmond Cahill - Professor of Intercultural Studies, RMIT University
- Yasser Soliman - Former President, Islamic Council of Victoria
AWARD CEREMONY of the 10.10.10 Children's Drawing Contest
?Me and the others?
Presented by UNESCO Observatory (University of Melbourne)
Conversation among students of various cultural backgrounds
(Chinese, Indian, Australian)
Tuesday, 12 October 2010 - (Swanston Hall, Ground Floor)
Reporting of the four parallel sessions
ROUNDTABLE: "Building Public-Private Partnerships" - Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
- Don Carroll - Director of Gujarat NRE Coking Coal and a former BHP Billiton Executive)
- Dr Rohitas Batta - Chair, Education Chapter & Vice Chair Ethnic Communities Council NSW
- Graziella Thake - FOStR Foundation for Social Responsibility, New Zealand
The Way Forward: Defining a Plan of Action
The aim of this session will be to discuss the following issues and questions among small groups, coordinated by one or two session leaders:
- what kind of practical action can be undertaken to advance cultural diversity and inclusion?
- how to build synergy and complementarity between the Plan of Action and of the UN Alliance of Civilizations?
- to adopt a list of individual pledges to promote understanding and cooperation among people and cultures
MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS, Awards ceremony
Adoption of the Plan of Action