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“Change will come when we start believing the stories when they’re told”: Sara Mansour on how social media is helping survivors of sexual harassment

On Wednesday, 5 September, a full house turned out to attend Affinity Intercultural Foundation’s A+ Youth Lecture with Sara Mansour, lawyer and co-founder of Bankstown Poetry Slam. In a talk titled, ‘‘Hashtags Sparking Revolutions: How Social Media is Helping Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment’, Sara discussed how social media and the #MeToo movement is […]

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“The climate is on steroids, and humans are feeding it to the earth”: Professor Will Steffen presents the case for urgent climate action

On Wednesday, 28 August, Professor Will Steffen, Emeritus Professor at Australian National University delivered an engaging and timely Lunchtime Lecture titled, The Anthropocene: Rising Risks, Critical Choices. Professor Steffen, who is a Councillor on the publicly-funded Climate Council of Australia, gave a sobering presentation that showed the impact of human activity on the earth. “The […]

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Reframing Conversations and Centring the Reader: A Day in the Life of a Modern Newspaper Editor

On Wednesday, 15 August, Affinity Intercultural Foundation continued its successful Morning Conversation series with a talk from Lisa Davies, editor of The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). The conversation was facilitated by Natalie Ahmat, senior journalist from SBS National Indigenous Television (NITV).In a talk titled ‘A Day in the Life of a Modern Newspaper Editor’, Lisa […]

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“Gay people exist and you can’t change us”: Michael Kirby delivers stirring speech on LGBTQIA rights

On Thursday, 16 August, Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special Lunchtime Lecture with two highly distinguished Australian law figures: former Justice of the High Court, Hon Michael Kirby AC and the University of Sydney’s Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum. In a conversation titled Interpersonal Relationships and Human Rights, the pair discussed the issues that are faced […]

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Visiting academic offers optimistic view of modern Indian identity politics

On Wednesday, 25 July Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special lunchtime conversation with Professor Anwar Alam, a visiting Senior Fellow from Policy Perspectives Foundation in New Delhi, India. In a conversation facilitated by Professor Devleena Ghosh from the University of Technology Sydney, Professor Alam shared his optimistic outlook on the way identity politics has evolved […]