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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WEEK 2020

14–18 September

About the week

Underpinned by the Diversity and Inclusion Framework, the week celebrates our diverse community and strengthens our inclusive culture. It’s about helping to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection through sharing and learning from one another.

Join us for a range of events and activities throughout the week.

All events

There are events throughout the week for students, staff and the wider community.

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  • Diversity Prizolation

    Day All Week
    Time All day

    Let's talk about diversity! Open-ended questions will be posted every day of Diversity and Inclusion Week on Monash Parkville Student Union Facebook page. Enter thought provoking responses and you might win a gift voucher! Winners are chosen every night by the MPSU committee.

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  • How do we navigate the pandemic? Learning from cultural diversity at Monash.

    Day Monday
    Time 12.30 – 2pm

    How does culture shape our experience of crises? This panel discussion will bring together staff and students from diverse cultural backgrounds across the university to share insights into the role that language and culture play in navigating a way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 2020 Academic Promotion Women's Information Session

    Day Monday
    Time 1.30 – 3pm

    This session supports our commitment to gender equity and the representation of women in senior academic roles. Hosted by Professor Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, a panel of women promoted in the 2019–20 promotion round will share their experiences

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  • A critical developmental approach to working with transgender young people

    Day Monday
    Time 2 – 3.30pm

    Join Prof Damien Riggs to explore the distinct mental health needs of transgender and non-binary young people and an approach to case formulation that is critical of gender norms.

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  • The Modern Workplace - Diversity and Inclusion Panel

    Day Monday
    Time 5.30 – 6.30pm

    This event will explore the different programs and initiatives companies are running to be inclusive of all talent. This will be an incredibly insightful event for those interested in working in HR and students entering the workforce.

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  • Let's Talk About JOY!

    Day Tuesday
    Time 12 – 1pm

    Joy is an important part of everyday living! It can positively sustain and uplift us, though we can struggle to find it at times, especially when things are tough. Join the conversation with Monash Chaplaincy and our diverse panel as we seek for and explore joy, and are inspired by different perspectives!

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  • Diversity through Architecture

    Day Tuesday
    Time 12.30 – 2pm

    How does architecture encourage and discourage diversity? What can you do about it - even as a non-designer. This event will prompt discussion and examine some interesting case studies.

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  • PPS Book Club - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

    Day Tuesday
    Time 1 – 2pm

    In the wake of global protests against racism, it’s never been more critical to examine how race intersects with our daily lives. Join FPPS for a virtual book club to discuss Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. A link to the text is accessible via the registration form.

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  • Express Yourself - Free Art Workshop by MONSU Queer

    Day Tuesday
    Time 2 – 4pm

    Join MONSU and Inclusive Communities as we present Express Yourself, a free art workshop about celebrating you. Come along and join us on Zoom as we get a professional artist to show you techniques to help you create a collage that represents and celebrates your individuality and uniqueness.

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  • In Conversation with Shawn Andrews – Exploring Indigenous Business, Governance and Accountability

    Day Tuesday
    Time 4 – 5pm

    Join Shawn Andrews - Indigenous change maker and community advocate - for an in-depth discussion on Indigenous business cultures, governance and forms of accountability. Learn how Indigenous knowledge can assist in building resilience during times of pandemic, understand different cultural practices and protocols in business, and much more.

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  • Beyond The Stereotypes

    Day Tuesday
    Time 6 – 7.30pm

    Come and join our fun filled event to learn what others think about your culture and teach others about your culture. Let’s connect with Monash’s diverse community with a twist.

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  • Exploring Indigenous Art

    Day Tuesday
    Time 6.30 – 7.30pm

    Join Monash Art, Design and Architecture Student Society for an exploration of Australian Indigenous art with Elder Colin Walangari Karntawarra McCormack and teacher Safina Stewart. Learn how these artists use their rich heritage to create stunning and meaningful artworks, and hear about their experiences in the creative industry.

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  • What does student financial hardship look like today?

    Day Wednesday
    Time 10 – 11am

    This workshop will explore what financial wellbeing and hardship looks like for students in the year 2020, with and without the influence of COVID-19. The session will be facilitated by Adam Fernandes, senior coordinator for Monash University's non-residential colleges with almost a decade of experience advancing student welfare and connectedness.

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  • Disability - The Lived Experience

    Day Wednesday
    Time 12 – 1pm

    Disability - The Lived Experience Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience. Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

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  • Transgender Awareness

    Day Wednesday
    Time 1 – 3pm

    Transgender Awareness provides participants with an introduction to gender diversity, gender identity and expression. The training gives suggestions on working and learning inclusively with transgender and gender diverse people and tips how to be an effective ally! This webinar will have plenty of time for questions and answers.

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  • Building Trauma Awareness

    Day Wednesday
    Time 2 – 3pm

    This one hour webinar provides foundational knowledge in the area of Complex Trauma. This webinar is aimed at a diverse range of roles and by participating you will: learn about the impacts of complex trauma, its effect on the brain and regulation strategies. PLEASE NOTE: This session is now full.

  • The Importance of Understanding Diverse Student Experiences

    Day Wednesday
    Time 2 – 3pm

    Are you a mentor or a staff memeber involved in one of Monash's mentoring programs? This event is an opportunity to build your mentoring skills by learning from the experiences of our panellists, who contribute to the diverse, rich community of Monash University. You will learn about the unique highlights and challenges experienced by students from diverse background and the importance of respecting and understanding each other's identity.

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  • Lockdown Diaries

    Day Wednesday
    Time 4 – 5pm

    The Lockdown Diaries is a collection of imagery from Monash students answering the question, how are you adjusting to life under lockdown. This album launch was run by students for students. We would like to invite you to join us

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  • MSA Queer Trivia Night

    Day Wednesday
    Time 5 – 7pm

    Come along to our virtual trivia night! It's a fantastic way to get involved, meet new people, and maybe learn some new info!

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  • Building practical cultural competency skills for law students

    Day Wednesday
    Time 6 – 8pm

    Interested in supporting diversity and inclusion through practical action? We invite you to come to our interactive workshop, Building practical cultural competency skills for law students. Guided by an experienced cultural competency trainer, we will guide you to develop your communication skills and cultural sensitivity.

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  • Cultural Cook Off

    Day Wednesday
    Time 7 – 8pm

    Show us your skills in a time-limited cook-off to create a cultural food of your choice. Participate and earn your rightful fame and prize as a master chef! If you don’t think you’re much of a cook, become the judge of these chefs!

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  • Inclusion @ MRS through the celebration of diversity

    Day Wednesday
    Time 7 – 8.30pm

    Join the MRS Central Diversity & Inclusion Committee for a series of fun and engaging virtual activities designed to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity. While we each bring a diverse set of experiences, these activities will show that despite our differences, we are all connected.

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  • Black Divaz - Movie Night Q&A

    Day Wednesday
    Time 8 – 9.30pm

    Join Monash Business School and Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) for a screening of Black Divaz - an intimate portrait of what it means to be an Indigenous Drag Queen today. Followed by an interactive Q&A session.

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  • Dreamtime Yarn

    Day Thursday
    Time 10 – 11am

    Join us on a cultural journey into the Dreamtime. You'll be immersed in Ancestral stories shared by a First Nations special guest.

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  • Monash Walk and Fun Run

    Day Thursday
    Time 1 – 8pm

    Welcoming all walkers and runners to take part in our Semester 2 free virtual Monash Walk and Fun Run event! It’s a great opportunity to stay connected with your peers and colleagues, while keeping fit from home during this time!

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  • Webinar Panel - The barriers and challenges to succeeding in STEM

    Day Thursday
    Time 1 – 2pm

    Students and staff are invited to join a webinar panel discussion focusing on the barriers and challenges to succeeding in STEM. This event will explore lived experiences of people from diverse backgrounds navigating their careers in STEM.

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  • Are Citations Political?

    Day Thursday
    Time 3 – 4pm

    We often think of citation as a neutral practice that gives appropriate credit for ideas and avoids plagiarism. But there are complex issues around who and how we cite. Hosted by Monash University Library, this discussion will explore political and ethical citation practices, and how citations can reinforce inequities.

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  • Indigenous Cultural Identity at Monash

    Day Thursday
    Time 4 – 6pm

    Presented by students and staff of Wominjeka Djeembana Lab at Monash University, ‘Indigenous Cultural Identity at Monash’ will be an online yarning circle intended to provide a constructive and informative conversation exploring Indigenous Research, Indigenising spaces, and Lived Experience in Research and Identity.

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  • Equity, Diversity and Social Inclusion Business Research Panel

    Day Thursday
    Time 5 – 6.30pm

    Join leading Monash Business School, Equity Diversity and Social Inclusion researchers as they discuss their work and how it is contributing to positive change that advances society. Find out what motivations them and learn from their insights.

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  • Cultural Trivia Night

    Day Thursday
    Time 6 – 8pm

    Want to flex your worldly knowledge? Join us for Parkville’s Cultural Trivia Night! A massive collaboration between eight of Parkville’s clubs for a night of cultural appreciation, fun and competition! See the MPSU facebook page closer to the date for more details.

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  • Queer Beers

    Day Thursday
    Time 6 – 8pm

    Lock down got you feeling glum? There's no better time to meet and mingle with queer identifying Monash staff. An important part of diversity and inclusion is the opportunity to connect with your community. We'll begin the evening together, to then break out in groups to form new friendships.

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  • D&I Quiz Night

    Day Thursday
    Time 7.30 – 9pm

    MONSU Peninsula will be hosting a D&I Quiz Night. A $100 voucher is up for grabs!

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  • Queer Quarantine Qlub

    Day Friday
    Time 4.30 – 6.30pm

    A dance party beaming from the lounge rooms of Melbourne’s most pumping queer DJs direct to yours. QQQ will set the vibe to expel some of that stored up dancing energy. Dress yourself and your Zoom background for a party. DJ’s MTLDA, DJ Burnout, Three Piece Suit & Isla plus guests.

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  • How to say Hello in?

    Day Friday
    Time 5.30 – 7pm

    The world speaks about 6500 different languages, how many do you? Come and Learn simple phrases of a new language at our event 'How to say Hello in?' while celebrating Diversity and Inclusion week! Keep tabs on our Facebook page for further details!

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  • Let's Talk: Misogynoir

    Day Friday
    Time 6 – 8pm

    This is the next instalment of our Let's Talk series, where we’ll be discussing misogynoir. In particular, we’ll explore stereotypes, misogynoir in pop culture, womanism and the role of black men and hyper masculinity.

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  • Rabbit Proof Fence Movie Night

    Day Saturday
    Time 8 – 9.30pm

    To end Diversity and Inclusion Week join MPSU for a screening of Rabbit Proof Fence, an emotional portrayal of the Stolen Generation in Australian Indigenous history.

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Contact us

Email: inclusive-communities@monash.edu

Call: 9905 9499