Faculty of Arts and Education

Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation


Integration: Building Inclusive Societies Forum

Diversity, Citizenship and Social Inclusion


Date: Friday 7 October 2011
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall and the Immigration Museum

IBIS Forum Program

Program Outline

Registrations: 8:30-9:00am

Welcome to Country

Opening Address: 9:00-10:30am

President Jorge Sampaio (UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and former President of Portugal)

Senator Kate Lundy (Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs)
The Hon Nicholas Kotsiras (Victorian State Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship)
Mr Sam Afra (Chairperson: Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria -ECCV)
Professor Jane den Hollander (Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University)

Plenary Panel 1 11:15am-12:30pm
Theme: Building inclusive societies: challenges and successes of diverse societies

Plenary Panel 2 1:30pm-2:45pm
Theme: Building inclusive societies: challenges of intercultural dialogue and social inclusion

Breakout Sessions: 3:15pm-4:45pm
The Alliance works to improve cross-cultural relations and cross-cultural dialogue and uses four program areas to support such projects. These areas are: youth, media, education, and migration and the breakout sessions will examine the success and challenges that Australia's cultural diversity faces within these four areas.

Diversity, citizenship, identity and social inclusion - celebrating the work across education
Youth: cultural identity and hybrid practices
Migration & social inclusion: localities embracing and accepting diversity
Media: facilitating and encouraging intercultural dialogue

Closing Address 4:45pm-5:30pm

Post-forum reception 6:00pm-8:00pm: Immigration Museum

Senator Kate Lundy (Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs)
Professor Lee Astheimer (Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Deakin University)

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

5th October 2011