Balancing the Act: ADCQ newsletter -
In the regions
Staff from the Far North Queensland office recently travelled to the communities of Weipa, Napranum and Mapoon. The three day trip included a presentation to students at Western Cape College, meetings with Napranum and Mapoon Councils and visits to a number of community organisations to provide them with anti-discrimination information and resources.
A little closer to home, the Cairns based staff headed to Yarrabah to conduct Tracking Your Rights training with a number of community based organisations.
Ruth and her team in FNQ are committed to maintaining connections with community, despite the challenges of working in such a vast and geographically challenging region.
The Central Queensland team has also been very busy, having recently notched up their 100th community engagement activity for this financial year.
Recent highlights included a day at the Rockhampton Homeless Connect event and participation in the Walk Together event during Refugee Week.
Many Stories, One Australia
As part of Harmony Week this year, ADCQ teams in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton partnered with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University to deliver the Many Stories, One Australia Media Forums to discuss the need for more diverse voices and stories in the media.
The forums were part of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland's Multicultural Media Training Project which was established to assist culturally and linguistically diverse communities to develop skills in promoting correct and positive stories about their communities in the media. Training workshops have been delivered to multicultural organisations and community leaders throughout Queensland. They have included topics such as how to present in radio and television interviews, writing media releases and generating publicity for community activities.
To view a video from the Harmony Week media forums, visit the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland Facebook page.