EDIT - If you'd like a soft copy, DM me your email :) Day TWO of my #ReThink tour with @autopiaau - presenting the white paper I've authored on #CulturalDiversity . I'm so stoked to be presenting the first of this two part series - second paper coming out in May inshallah. Let me know if you'd like a copy! Also - do share any great examples of initiatives or companies who do great work in this area!
True stories about discovering one’s roots can often be overly dramatic, but not Lion. Especially in the first part of the film, director Garth Davis tells the adventure of young Saroo with an unknown cast and very little dialogue, but the incredibly moving performance from Sunny Pawar, whose eyes are fearful and strong as a lion, is enough to penetrate into your soul. Also commendable is the cinematography in this part of the film, which often features little Saroo in deserted places from far away, contrasting his tiny existence in a vast unfamiliar world.
However the momentum slows down in the middle part of the film, when Dev Patel joins in the portrayal of Saroo, who begins to question about his own roots. Many ideas about race, identity and child trafficking are brought up, but not addressed adequately, same for many characters and awesome actors are included, but underutilized to showcase what a man Saroo has become. Until towards the end, when Saroo was confronted with a dilemma whether to stay home or leave the country to search for his true identity, Kidman, as Saroo’s adoptive mother, steps in and gives the anchoring speech. By letting go of Saroo and blessing him on his journey, she delivers the key message of the film – sometimes to love is to set that somebody free.
Great to hear from these young people representing different cultural and faith backgrounds at a diversity forum last night. Young people are leading the way towards interfaith unity #culturaldiversity#diversity#faith#interfaith
GCMS is ready to go for my experimental analysis. 🎉😁Changed the column, cleaned the ion source, ran two sample blanks this morning and now the power has gone out on campus. There will also be no lunch today because chef mic's👩🍳🔌power is also off and well my lunch is pre-prepped and frozen.
Here is a snippet of #myvicstory about @multilingualsofmelbourne to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week 2017 here in Melbourne. Huge thanks to the team at @monash.arts for the amazing write up!! 😃
To read the full story, visit the Monash Arts website . . link below 💃🏽 #Repost @monash.arts with @repostapp
"It’s compassion from other people. Being a good human." - we spoke with Master of Interpreting & Translation student Laura Blackmore on her journey at Monash so far, the genesis of Multilinguals of Melbourne, getting featured by Disney for her vision with the project, and her plans for the future. 👉👉http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/news-events/mits-laura-blackmore/
"The less empathy we have, the more prejudiced we are." SBS Australia #FU2RACISM
Cultural Diversity Week Challenge:
Empathy in Action
5 simple steps
1. Find someone who you don't normally connect with on a daily basis
(e.g. this person could be your colleague who you don't normally talk to apart from when you want something from him/her; the person who sits opposite from you on a tram who you normally don't pay attention to because you are more interested in a device (i.e. your phone) rather than people.
2. Be aware of your assumptions/judgement to this person
3. Ask them a genuine question about his/her day with an open mind
4. Listen attentively and reflectively
5. Connect with this person by finding similarity in what you just heard and communicate that.
Do it for consecutively 5 days. Share your experiences with us and remember to tag #tuneinfor10mins#beyondstory
As a mom raising mixed-raced kids (Indonesian, Peruvian, Russian), I feel so fortunate that a dual language program is available and gaining popularity across the nation! On the blog, I'm sharing why I chose Spanish Immersion for Caiden. Link in profile. #happymessMOMents
Today my neighbour and I made it to the top story of the local news website!! We've decided to take a stand against racism in our community and we want to celebrate diversity. We have no idea what we are doing - but we are doing it ! Public meeting in 2 days time. If you are a pray-er please pray for us. Otherwise all cheering from the sidelines will be gratefully received!
I'm so excited to collab with @peaceloveandliteracy on this awesome giveway. Head over to her feed for a chance to win a set of my peg friends collection along with other great prizes! Together, we can raise a generation of culturally aware children who accept, respect, and celebrate one another's differences ✌🏻🌎✌🏼🌍✌🏽❤✌🏾🌏✌🏿
What an amazing day celebrating HARMONY DAY at various schools taking workshops all day round speaking on Indian culture and teaching Indian dancing! I cannot explain the abundant amount of love I received from the kids & teachers that come from various ethnicity, how excited they were to learn a new culture and how respectful they were to me. In return I was extremely delighted to share my culture with them and I had a big smile every time they greeted me with NAMASTE 🙏🏼
Harmony day is a celebration of cultural diversity and it is about respecting everyone who calls Australia home. No racial discrimination - only peace and harmony amongst all communities is a motto of this day! And it teaches us that we all should celebrate harmony day every day spreading peace around the world!! 😊👬👫👭🎈
Well done to all the schools who celebrate this day and teach their students to respect & welcome all the cultures with open hearts & minds!! #HarmonyDay#Peace#WeAreEqual#NoRacialDescrimination#CulturalDiversity#Strength#Togetherness#EveryoneBelongs#Australia