Where prejudice prevails

June 17, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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The Sydney Jewish Museum has hosted  a panel discussing ‘Divisions & Derisions, When Prejudice Prevails’.

Topics included transgender awareness, society’s responsibility to refugees, ‘safe schools’, the prevailing attitude towards indigenous Australians and the challenges faced by minority groups in this country.

The panel comprised distinguished diversity champions including: Stan Grant, Sky Television journalist and a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamiaroi Aboriginal people; Catherine McGregor , writer, commentator and transgender advocate; Vic Alhadeff, Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies; Yarrie Bangura, Refugee Ambassador for Stand Up and UNHCR youth representative; Osman Karolia, Head of Senior School at Unity Grammar College and Secretary of the National Islamic Schools Association of Australia; and Widyan Fares, Senior Writer, Point Magazine, Multicultural NSW.

The discussion was moderated by human rights lawyer Anthony Levin who is a Museum Board member and vice-president of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors & Descendants.

 

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