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Symposium: Migration, Social Inclusion and the Multicultural City

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Cities remain at the centre of global migration flows and challenges of diversity – as the principal destination for migrant settlement, as the localised site for national anxieties, as the space where human mobilities, rights and citizenship are facilitated or constrained, and as the everyday mediating ground for both racial and ethnic tensions and cosmopolitan futures.

This symposium invites academics, government and NGOs, community practitioners and industry, to network and come together for collaborative discussion on how we can build more inclusive cities.

Organisers: Dr Kristine Aquino, University of Technology, Sydney and Dr Jennifer Cheng, Western Sydney University

Speakers include:
Professor Kevin Dunn, Western Sydney University
Associate Professor Farida Fozdar, University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Amanda Wise, Macquarie University
Dr Shanthi Robertson, Western Sydney University
Dr Randa Abdel Fattah, Macquarie University
Lisa Button, Centre for Policy Development and Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative
Tom Nance, Western Sydney Community Forum
Nickie Flambouras, AFL Multicultural Programs
Nirary Dacho, Refugee Talent

Please click here for event flyer, full program and speaker list.

Date and time
Friday, September 14
9.00 am to 4.30 pm

Location
Western Sydney University
Parramatta City Campus
161-169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

2 x $200 postgrad bursaries are available for TASA postgrad and casual/non-waged academics.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limited spaces available.

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For general enquiries and bursary applications please contact Jora Broerse.

This event is hosted by the Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association, in conjunction with the Religion & Society Research Cluster and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University and the School of International Studies, Global Studies Program at the University of Technology Sydney.