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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WEEK 2021

13–17 September

About the week

The ideals of social justice and inclusion form the foundation of Monash University's commitment to its students, staff, and broader community. Monash seeks to foster an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect: where our rich diversity of staff and students will not only be accepted, but celebrated.

Each year, Diversity and Inclusion Week delivers a week-long assortment of events that provides an opportunity for staff and students across all Australian campuses to explore Monash’s diverse community through a variety of fun and educational activities.

Diversity and Inclusion Week 2021 has finished, but you can still register your interest for some face-to-face events that were postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions (see below).

Diversity and Inclusion Week 2019 highlights

Diversity and inclusion at Monash

Monash University is proud to be a leader in social justice and inclusion. As a progressive and socially responsible institution, we're continually working to better ourselves and ensure we provide an inclusive and safe environment for all students and staff.

Check out our diversity and inclusion at Monash page to learn more about our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, current successes and plans for the future. You can also take a look at a summary of our key achievements: 2018–2021 (pdf, 0.43 mb).

Events

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Give Respect Art Exhibition

    Across 2021 students and staff have created paintings, drawing, sculptures, digital art and poetry to promote respect. Come and see the exhibition of pieces and be inspored as we call for respect for all. It's time to give respect to … myself, yourself, our needs, our diversity, our community.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Koorie Market

    The event will bring Indigenous communities and Monash staff and students together to share in First Nations Australian Culture and provide economic stimulation for Indigenous businesses post-lockdown.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    I Chalk Therefore I Am

    Share your identity with the Parkville Community! Drop past the Basketball Court and chalk up a representation of your identity. Both students and staff are welcome to contribute their identity through art or words, and discuss their experiences with others.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Come and Try: Wheelchair Basketball and AFL Football

    Join us for 2 hours of wheelchair AFL football and basketball-related skills for staff and students to come and try. See what it's like to play sport from a wheelchair and gain a greater insight into the realm of disabilities and sport!

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Parkville One World Festival

    Join MPSU and the Parkville student clubs for the Parkville One World Festival. Participate in interactive activities from around the world which encourage knowledge, acceptance, and appreciation of the many cultural backgrounds at Monash University. Plus, get some free food while you're at it!

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Aquila Charity Bake Off

    Come and enjoy baked goods made by students to raise funds for Community Support Frankston, who help unemployed persons, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people at risk or experiencing homelessness, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, the LQBTIQA+ community, financially disadvantaged people, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Djirra Djirra Dance Workshop

    Join The Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri women's dance group in a workshop at the Monash Pavilion. You'll hear Creation Narratives and learn how they're connected to each dance you learn.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    A Fantastic Woman

    Lights! Camera! Action! Join Monash Business School and special guest Michelle Sheppard for an LGBTIQA+ movie night and interactive Q&A session. Facilitated by Dr. Laura Visser and Lindsay Ashdown this event will bring together students and educators for a screening of A Fantastic Woman followed by a panel session discussing resilience, diversity and inclusion.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Drag Queen Bingo

    It's Bingo, but not like any Bingo event you've ever been to! You're in for some wicked jokes, clashing colours and as much glamour as you can possibly manage. So join us for games and up to $500 worth of voucher prizes.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    But First We Eat: Queer Geology Exhibition

    In this age of digital hyper-connectivity and increasing social isolation, instead of looking toward future design and technology, our focus is the historic importance of feasting and communal eating for social connectivity. Experience the exhibition of locally sourced produce showcasing the ancient technique of baking food encased in clay.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Spin the Bottle on Diversity and Inclusion

    Join Monash Art, Design and Architecture and Monash Business School to Spin the bottle on Diversity. Engage Agatha Gothe-Snape’s provocations within ‘The Scheme Was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs’ (2015) to reimagine the language of inclusion and collectively construct a new artwork within the concourse of Building G.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    MONSU Caulfield Cultural Clubs Day

    Clubs Cultural Day is all about showcasing MONSU Caulfield’s clubs and societies great range of diversity and rich culture! Join us for free food, performances and stalls from your cultural clubs at the Caulfield Campus.

  • This event has been postponed. Register your interest through the event link.

    Multi-Faith Space for Reflection

    In our Multi-Faith space, we'll respect and honour those lost from a distance and acknowledge hardships experienced through the pandemic. We'll share comforting multi-faith prayers, readings and cultural practices. We invite you to contribute stories about loved ones and be a part of this supportive program.

Contact us

Email: respectful-communities@monash.edu

Call: +61 3 9905 9499

Website: Respectful Communities