Wednesday 20 March 2019

Jax Jackie Brown

Wednesday 20 March 1.00-2.00pm

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTIQ rights activist, writer and educator. She currently holds down two jobs in LGBTIQ and disability rights and her various freelance roles whist raising her small child with her partner. Jax is the co-producer of Quippings: Disability Unleashed a performance troupe which stages entertaining and provocative work by people with disabilities. She has a passion for intersectional equality and is eternally hopeful that a fair and just world is possible!

This event is supported by the Southbank Queer Collective.

Location: Ian Potter, South Bank Centre, 43 Sturt Street Southbank

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Jax Jackie Brown

Community Volunteering for Change

Wednesday 20 March 1.00-2.00pm

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: William Macmahon Ball Theatre, Room 107, Old Arts (Building 149)

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Esther Lin shares her volunteering experience

Community Volunteering for Change

Super-diversity as a Problem of Diversity (with Dr Yassir Morsi)

Monday 18 March 10.00-11.00am

Join us for a talk that critically examines the diversity within diversity, looking not only at majority and immigrant and ethnic minority groups, but also the diversity within these groups - "diversification of diversity", or super-diversity. A lecturer in Politics at LaTrobe University, Dr Morsi will be examining these concepts in what is sure to be a thought-provoking talk.

Location: Lectorial Room 2 (556), Level 5, Arts West (Building 148)

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