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Working towards Racial Equity : From Conversation to Action

8 December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Working towards Racial Equity : From Conversation to Action

in Partnership with the Australian Intercultural Society.

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December 8, 2022
In person at RMIT, Swanston Street 12.00-2.00pm
And Via MS Teams
With Live captioning

About this Event:

In 2021, EEON presented a forum on Anti-Racism for Racial Equity – from conversation to action; which addressed bridging the racial inequality gap in employment, including addressing any complacency or resistance to racial equity work, and elevating action within their organisation. The forum was well received and attended. Further, racism was explored by Glenn Singleton in a keynote at our Biennial Summit. Clearly racial equity remains an important topic to address.

We are proud to partner again with the Australian Intercultural Society for the seventh year in a row to bring you Part 2 of this important forum.

Have the conversations in anti-racism and racial equity stagnated or matured since our 2021 forum and how do we continue to accelerate action?

Join us again on 8 December from 12.30-2.00pm live at RMIT, Melbourne CBD, and virtually, as we continue our conversations and continue to work together to engage your head, heart, and gut, in listening, learning and leading. We will gather at 12 for a light lunch and networking. 

We will revisit and build on our previous anti-racism forum and explore together:

  • Racism and psychological safety in the workplace
  • Building allyship and accountability to the community that we serve
  • Racial equity and intersectionality, threading the arguments. 


Come along to hear different perspectives including:

Shankar Kasynathan

Shankar is an anti racism campaigner who over the past 20 years has accumulated experiences in Youth Services, Housing, Public Health, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs across Victoria, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT. In one capacity or another, he has worked for local governments, Transparency International, Oxfam Australia, National Heart Foundation, Amnesty International and the Red Cross.

Shankar has been an adviser to State and Territory members of parliament (incl. members of Cabinet). His appointments have included sessional teaching at Charles Darwin, Monash, UNSW and Deakin universities.

Shankar is a Commissioner for Multicultural Affairs in the State of Victoria and the Deputy Chair of the Migrant Workers Centre.

Dr. Teresa De Fazio OAM (MAICD)

Born in Australia (immigrant parents who fled post-war chaos) Teresa grew up experiencing the challenges – and labels (first in family, female, low SES, CALD, etc) growing up ‘different’ in a country that was increasingly defining itself as multicultural against the imposed silencing of First People ownership and rights. This lived experience has been the basis for the insights and passion brought to her work in inclusion, diversity, and inclusion.

Teresa is the Director of Intersect Global Partners specialising in equity and inclusion. She was the Manager, Cultural Diversity at Victoria University and an active researcher and academic. She is also a former Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission. She is a Board Director for Zoos Victoria, and former Board Director of Multicultural Arts Victoria and Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services. She is also a Community Ambassador for Melbourne Victory Football Club.

As always at EEON events there will be opportunity for Q&A and discussion to help you “Learn, Think & Do!”

Speakers are being finalised but bookings are open.
This is a free event for members if you wish to join EEON please visit become a member

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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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RMIT and Online
Building 8, 360 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Equal Employment Opportunity Network
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