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Diversity and inclusion the focus of forum

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The Diversity and Inclusion Forum will be at the Bundaberg Multiplex in November.

Community members interested to learn more about affecting positive change in society are encouraged to attend Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum at the Multiplex on Wednesday 22 November. 

Throughout the day-long program, industry professionals will give insights into their experiences that will help attendees build their understanding around the theme ‘be the impact you want to see’.

The program includes an extensive workshop, a masterclass from a media professional, and presentations from local leaders and researchers.

Attendees will walk away with practical examples and case-based presentations into advancing diversity, inclusion and equity through their own programs, schools or organisations.

ABC News Multimedia Producer Jenae Jenkins will present a masterclass on equity, diversity and inclusion in cultural community engagement.

The morning will feature presentations from Peirson Services Regional Manager Craig Lear on developing a child safe organisation, and from Griffith University Research Fellow Dr Kaya Barry on her work studying seasonal farm work in Australia.

In the afternoon, Precision Care General Manager Sarah Findlay will share her insights on domestic and family violence, LGBTIQAP+ acceptance and hidden disability, drawing on her lived experience.

Service Educator and LGBTIQAP professional Jade Mirabito will then present a 2-hour masterclass providing attendees with an introduction into LGBTIQAP awareness and inclusion drawing on lived experience, in a presentation that includes interactive activities, resources, and statistics.

The masterclass will end with a Q&A session in a safe environment to ask questions.

Community members who work or volunteer in community services, community clubs, schools or Early Childhood education, businesses or who are an interested community advocate are welcome to attend.

Diversity and Inclusion Forum

When:                Wednesday 22 November, 9 am – 3.30 pm

Where:               Bundaberg Multiplex

Cost:                  $20 per person

For more information and bookings, click this link or contact Council’s Community Development at comdev@bundaberg.qld.gov.au.

Booking close Sunday 12 November.

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