Diversity Week

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19-23 August 2019

Diversity Week activities will run from 19-23 August across all USC campuses.

USC Diversity Week showcases the contributions made by its students, staff and alumni and encourage creative conversations about diversity and inclusion.

Equity and Diversity Activity Grants are available to those who nominated to run original and creative events during the week of festivities, to raise awareness of the of the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity Week breakfast

Please join USC Executive, students, staff and community to officially launch the  2019 Diversity Week activities. We encourage creative conversations about equity and inclusion and will celebrate contributions from the USC community.

The morning will feature the presentation of the Vice-Chancellor and President's Diversity and Inclusion Awards, Keynote address by Mx Misty Farquhar PHD Researcher Curtin University Centre for Human Rights Education and address from Edna Cotter Human Rights Commission Queensland.

Misty Farquhar
Misty Farquhar

Diversity Week breakfast keynote speaker

Misty's profile

Diversity Week program

Monday 19 August

7:30-

9:30am

Diversity Week Official Breakfast - Innovation Centre. Including the presentation of the Vice-Chancellor and President's Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Guest speaker announced soon.

11.30am-

1.30pm

Workshop: Introduction to the Human  Rights Act 2019: Facilitated by the Human Right Commission Queensland 

Venue E2.25/25 Staff and Student Workshop Registrations Essential: Diversity@usc.edu.au 

Light Refreshments Provided.

3-

4:30pm

Scholars At Risk Program Launch

Opening address from Professor Joanne Scott PVC Community Engagement with a panel discussing academic freedom to follow.

Venue: The Art Gallery 

6:30-

9.30pm

"A Voice for Change" a panel discussion with Pride in Law

Hosted by USC Law Student Association

Venue: USC Innovation Centre

Wednesday 21 August

11am-2pm

Diversity Connect Day 

Come and join in on some great activities such as the drumming circle, where am I from mapping, diversity flag making, Emu Feather jewelry making workshop and lots more, whilst enjoying some free worldly food from Mexico, China and Australian Bush Tucker.

Wednesday 21 August

9am-

2pm

Diversability Day

Come and join in on lots of fun activities like blind jenga, connect 4x4, mouth, fingers and toes arts and crafts whilst enjoying culturally flavorsome Morning, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. Groovy tunes at 12noon

Thursday 22 August

11am-

2pm

Diversity Connect Day

Come and join in on some great activities such as diversity flag making, Traditional basket weaving with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and lots more, whilst enjoying some free worldly food and groovy tunes.

Thursday 22 August

1-

2pm

Diversity Connect Lunch 

Lunch and flag-making craft activity with staff and students invited to dress in colorful clothing or traditional garments which represent their cultural background throughout Diversity Week.

Bridie Kean

Diversity is such a broad term. To me, it means recognising and celebrating everyone’s backgrounds and experiences and journeys because that’s what makes the world a richer place.

Bridie Kean

USC Associate Lecturer, Public Health; Australian Wheelchair basketballer

Justin Chilly

When I think of diversity, I think of people’s uniqueness. Nobody’s ever the same as the person next to them. But even though everyone is unique and different, we all share common bonds.

Justin Chilly

USC social work student

Tanisha Watts

It’s important to celebrate our differences because people – or groups of people – become marginalised when we’re not seeking out those different perspectives.

Tanisha Watts

Vice President of Education, USC Law Students’ Association

Nina Ashfield

We’re essentially creating the world’s next leaders, so our students need to make their voices heard to the people in power who are making the decisions.

Nina Ashfield

USC graduate and Chancellor’s Medal recipient; former president of Amnesty International USC

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