Invitation: Keynote Address on Diversity by Alice Pung

12/10/2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission invite you to the Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture, delivered by writer Alice Pung on the theme, Embracing Cultural Diversity in Australia.

Register here for your free ticket

The inclusion of more voices in Australian discussions around race relations has increased our understanding while challenging outdated assumptions. Notions of colour blindness and assimilationism are gradually giving way to a more open multiculturalism that embraces diversity and truth-telling about the experiences of First Nations peoples. But there is resistance. For many Australians the complexities of identity and belonging remain and embracing a rich cultural heritage within contemporary Australia is not always easy or even possible.

The Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture is an annual public event held by the Australian Human Rights Commission to honour the memory of the Hon. Kep Enderby QC (1926-2015), who as Attorney-General introduced the Racial Discrimination Bill to parliament in 1975. Each year, the Lecture advances public understanding and debate about the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, racism and race relations.

Please register here for your free ticket. The lecture, which is sponsored by the EU Delegation to Australia, will this year be delivered via Zoom by Alice Pung, and will be followed by a panel discussion to reflect on her theme "Embracing cultural diversity in Australia".


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