Lectures and Workshops hosted by the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation in 2013

Do One Thing Workshop

Cultural Awareness and Inclusion Workshop

In celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21st, the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (CCG) in partnership with the Equity and Diversity Unit at Deakin University hosted a workshop on Cultural Awareness and Inclusion.

This workshop took place as part of the "Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion" campaign.  As a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) together with UNESCO (of which CCG is a proud partner) and other partners, the campaign is aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion on the World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21st.

We have all heard about the 'business benefits of diversity' - improvements in productivity and performance, innovation, customer and employee attraction, engagement and retention. This session aimed to further build understanding of these benefits by a) examining key cross-cultural differences, b) demonstrating effective techniques to minimise unconscious bias and, c) strengthening respectful and inclusive behaviour around cultural diversity. An outline of the responsibilities of education providers to eliminate discrimination under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 were also  provided..

Jane Lewis 
Senior Adviser, Education , Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Jane Lewis is a consultant and trainer with over twenty years' experience in program design and delivery, with special expertise in the use of visual thinking technology for critical thinking.  Jane has been working with the Commission for the past four years in design and delivery of anti-racism and cultural inclusion training, using innovative instructional design and with a special emphasis on visual myth-busting logic.

Stephen Lacy Lecture

Technological Change and the U.S. Press System: Disruptive, But Not Fatal

The Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation hosted a public lecture, with then Thinker in Residence Professor Stephen Lacy, presented in partnership with the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. From the Internet to cell phones to cable and satellite television, digital technology has inundated U.S. journalism during the past 30 years. The resulting disruption has eroded the press system's financial foundation, leading to an ongoing transformation of the system. Professor Stephen Lacy of Michigan State University addressed the impact and implications of technological change on the journalism that connects Americans with their communities. In particular, he discussed how technology changes citizen's access to news and opinion content; how the erosion of financial support affects newsrooms; and how the information market responds to these changes. In addition, he outlined the long-term implications of these trends for U.S. journalism.

Professor Stephen Lacy, School of Journalism
Michigan State University, United States of America

Professor Lacy, a visiting Thinker in Residence at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, is an internationally known authority on news content analysis and media management and economics.

For 30 years, Professor Lacy has studied a wide-range of media, including commercial newspapers, radio and television. Since 2007, he has studied the citizen journalism movement in the United States with funding from National Science Foundation, Knight Foundation, Pew Foundation, and the Project for Excellence in Journalism. His citizen journalism research is an extension of his earlier work on African-American newspapers and non-mainstream newspapers at the end of the 19th Century.

Professor Lacy has authored or coauthored more than 150 scholarly articles and papers, 12 book chapters and four books. He is former co-editor of the Journal of Media Economics. In addition, Professor Lacy has held several senior portfolios and received numerous awards, including the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for career scholarship from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2010.During his visit to Deakin University, Professor Lacy will conduct research with the faculty, facilitate a workshop on research methodology for HDR students and ECRs, present a seminar on content analysis and media and consult with administration.

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