Monday 18 March 2019

Community Volunteering for Change

Monday 18 March 10.00-11.00am

The Faculty of Arts is offering an exciting international community volunteering opportunity with the subject Community Volunteering - Global (MULT20014 or MULT30021). We would like to invite you to attend an information session to find out more!

In partnership with several respected volunteer organisations and development agencies, students have the opportunity to spend time working in a local community in South East Asia, making a contribution through project work, research and engagement with locally run development organisations. Working in small groups, you will be assigned an action research project focused on building awareness and advocacy of a social inclusion issue faced by a marginalised group within the local community. You will support the local partner organisations to work with individuals, organisations and communities in response to locally identified community priorities.

Who can take part?

Community Volunteering - Global is available to Faculty of Arts undergraduate students in their second or third year of study, and is also able to be credited towards breadth studies for students in other faculties. Students will be enrolled in the Community Volunteering - Global intensive subject over the winter break and will be awarded 12.5 credit points on satisfactory completion. For more information, please see the handbook: MULT20014 or MULT30021

Location: Room 553, Arts West (Building 148)

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Esther Lin shares her volunteering experience

Community Volunteering for Change

I am Ashe - Live performance of Afro-Cuban culture

Monday 18 March 1.00-2.00pm

Ashé is a key principal of Cuba's African heritage, encompassing a philosophy of human symbiosis with nature. Initially brought to the island by two million victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Ashé consolidated over three centuries into a concept of spiritual "flow" and "energy." Introduced into Australia in the early 2000s by Afro-Cuban ceremonial leaders, this philosophy of human-natural balance aligns with ancient Indigenous beliefs and with emerging public commitments to environmental responsibility. The performance of I Am Ashé explores these deepening connections and is based on a short film by the same name.

I Am Ashé Live is a collaboration between the Suns of Mercury ensemble, music specialist Daniel Jauregui, videographer Luis Gaitán, anthropologist Adrian Hearn, director Jaime Wilson, and dancers Adrian Medina and Heidy Batista.

This performance will take place as part of The university of Melbourne Diversity Week and will be followed by a question and answer session with the performers.

Location: Interactive Cinema Space, Room 353, Arts West - North Wing (Building 148)

Please note: places are limited. Please ensure that you have registered for the event.

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Registration password: Diversity2019

Film Screening Black Panther

Monday 18 March 6.30-9.00pm

A watershed moment for diversity on screen, Black Panther is the first Marvel film with an all-Black cast, and has been nominated for the Academy Awards across 7 categories. It was lauded for "elevat[ing] superhero cinema to thrilling new heights...and introducing some of its most fully realised characters." Come join the student union's People of Colour department and experience one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the decade.

Find out more about the UMSU People of Colour community