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2016 theme: Together We Will Grow

USC Diversity Week 2016 will showcase the contributions made by its students, staff and alumni and encourage creative conversations about equity and inclusion.

Diversity Week activities: 2226 August

USC Gympie
Wednesday 24 August 12.30–5pm

Indonesian Banquet Lunch 12.302pm.

Cross Cultural Communications Workshop - Indonesian Language Immersion and cultural discussion, 2-5pm, open to community members and USC students.

RSVP Gympie Reception

USC Fraser Coast
Wednesday 24 August 12.30–1.30pm

Multicultural Conversations and International lunch

Coop Café

All staff and students are welcome.

USC SouthBank
Wednesday 24 August 12.30–1.30pm

“Take Me With You” Join in on a journey of Cultural beauty as student peers share their stories of their homeland and heritage (lunch included).

On display daily

“Walk Through Diversity Gallery” Come and immerse yourself in a cultural photographic exhibition and storytelling.

Sippy Downs
Monday 22 August

The highlight event of the week will be the Diversity Week Breakfast.

Time: Arrival at 7.45am with formal proceedings commencing at 8am and finishing at 9.30am.
Where: Innovation Centre

Hot and cold breakfast provided.

USC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Greg Hill will be delivering the opening address, as well as announcing the 2016 recipients of the Vice-Chancellor and President’s Equity and Diversity Awards. These awards recognise the achievements of individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions above and beyond their role in the area of equity and diversity.

This year's keynote speaker is Jandamarra Cadd, an Archibald Prize Finalist, and a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendant. From enduring a challenging childhood to becoming an award-winning portraiture artist, Jandamarra is an inspirational man with many stories to tell. His art is emotive and insightful, bridging the story-telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia in a totally unique voice and style.

The Diversity Week breakfast has now reached full capacity and we can no longer accept additional numbers to this event.

First Contact Screening

Time: 12.302.00pm
Where: E1.04

Six non-indigenous participants are bought to the heart of Aboriginal Australia, Uluru.

Followed by a panel discussion.

Hosted by Indigenous Services.

Tuesday 23 August

Photographic Exhibition by Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent

Where:  Ground Level Building C

Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent Book

Where:  On Display in Coop Café.

Diversity Week Market Day and Cultural Immersion Day

Time: 10am2pm
Where: Brasserie Courtyard

Stroll through various market and information stalls, join in on activities and workshops and enjoy delicious food and music.

African Drumming and Dance Performance

Time: 10.1511am
Where: Big Tree near The Coffee Bean Café
Time: 11am12pm

Join in an African Drumming workshop.

“Same Sex Marriage and LGBTIQ issues within the workplace Forum”

Time: 6–8pm
Where: Innovation Centre

Hosted by USC Law Student Association.

International Dinner and cultural conversation

Time: 6pm onwards
Where: USC Uni Club

Join the International Buddy Program for a cultural food sensation from around the world. Meet new people, share your stories and join in on some traditional dancing.

Wednesday 24 August

Relax and Recharge

Time: 12-2pm
Where: Uni Club  * this location has been changed due to anticipated wet weather

What is good Mental Health and Wellbeing? Come and join in on a host of activities, chat to peers and health and well-being service providers.

Enjoy a free and healthy lunch.

Dubarray

Time: 11.301.30pm
Where: Brasserie stage

Come and chill at the Brasserie stage and enjoy the soulfunk of Dubarray.

Hosted by Indigenous Services.

First Contact Screening

Time: 122pm
Where: E1.04

The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the Western world.

Followed by a panel discussion.

Hosted by Indigenous Services.

African Drumming Workshop

Time: 23pm
Where: Student Guild Deck  * this location has been changed due to anticipated wet weather

Photographic Exhibition by Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent

Where:  Ground Level Building C

Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent Book

Where:  On Display in Coop Café.

Thursday 25 August

“Wear It Purple Day”

Time: 11am2pm
Where: Brasserie Lawn and stage

Raising awareness around the issues faced by LGBTIQ Young People. Bullying is not OK. Harassment is not OK. Vilification is not OK.

Come and join in on the fun and celebration of Diversity. Wear Purple, grab a wrist band or a purple cupcake.

Enjoy some funky tunes as we Educate, Celebrate, Advocate, Empower, Challenge and Support our LGBTIQ young people and community in all environments.

www.wearitpurple.org

Andrea Kirwin

Time: 11.30am1.30pm
Where: Brasserie stage

Come and chill at the Brasserie stage and enjoy the soulful tunes of Andrea Kirwin

Hosted by Indigenous Services.

Insight with Stan Grant

Time: 122pm
Where: EG.18

The group joins guest host Stan Grant as Insight asks "How has their lives changed?"

Hosed by Indigenous Services

African Drumming Workshop

Time: 12pm
Where: Big Tree near The Good Bean Café

Hosted by Indigenous Services.

Women in Gaming

Time: 48pm
Where:  Engage Lab Level 1 Building E, Room E1.31

 The USC 14% invites you to an event about the representation of women both in games and in the games industry, designed to inform and empower. The afternoon / evening will involve:

  • A showcase of games made by Serious Games students who identify as women/minority genders
  • A showcase of games that represent women/minority genders in interesting, excellent ways
  • Presentations from guest speakers, including women on the Serious Games staff and external parties

Guest speakers include:

  • Maize Wallin (games audio)
  • Katryna Starks (USC lecturer and researcher in women’s representation in games)
  • Leena van Deventer (writer)
  • Nicole Stark (artist and modeller)
  • Colleen Stieler-Hunt (USC lecturer and researcher in serious games)
  • Katie Hill (Recipient of the Fair Play Scholarship)

Movie Screening Hosted by Amnesty International

Documentary “Cast from the Storm”

A documentary about a remarkable journey of a group of refugee teenagers starting new lives in Australia.

Time: 69pm
Where: Lecture Theatre 3

Photographic Exhibition by Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent

Where:  Ground Level Building C

Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent Book

Where:  On Display in Coop Café.

Friday 26 August

Multicultural Conversations State Forum

All activities (except the Movie Screening hosted by USC Active Minds) will be held at the Innovation Centre.

  • 910am Showcase services, projects, programs and activities of peak bodies, agencies, service providers, community centres, faith and cultural groups, federal, state and Local Governments.
  • 1010.30am Official Welcome. Presenters TBA.
  • 10.30am12.30pm Speakers TBA.
  • 12.301.30pm Lunch and networking.
  • 1.303.15pm Action Plan Development Workshops. Themes Include: Racism and Discrimination, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Economic Opportunities, Social Inclusion and Exclusion.
  • 3.154pm Closing Remarks.
  • 4pm Afternoon Tea and Networking.

MOSAIC - CREATIVE

Join MOSAIC this Friday night and get CREATIVE.
Live Music: bring your instruments to jam along.
Art: Canvasses to paint.
Sculpt. Draw. Write. Listen. Create.
Theme of JUSTICE, MERCY and HUMILITY following on from our Pre Diversity Justice event.
Share dinner together and get arty.

Time: 6pm
Where: The Uni Club

Movie Screening Hosted by USC Active Minds

"Perks of a Wallflower"

Socially awkward teen Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer. However, as his new friends prepare to leave for college, Charlie's inner sadness threatens to shatter his newfound confidence.

Time: 46pm
Where: Lecture Theatre 5

Photographic Exhibition by Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent

Where:  Ground Level Building C

Rainbow Flag and Rainbow Serpent Book

Where:  On Display in Coop Café.

Contact

For more information contact:

Marjorie Blowers
Access and Diversity Officer
Email: Diversity@usc.edu.au 

The University of the Sunshine Coast acknowledges the Gubbi Gubbi people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the campus stands, and recognises the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this land.

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