Don’t Go Back to Where You Came From
Tim Soutphommasane boldly stakes a claim for the overwhelming success of multiculturalism in Australia. European governments are declaring multiculturalism a failure, with many conservatives in Australia hastening to agree. But is a multicultural approach to integration and diversity really as destructive as critics say? Have we been too quick to declare its demise? Offering an unflinching and informed defence of cultural diversity, Soutphommasane discusses with the University of Western Sydney’s Professor James Arvanitakis how multiculturalism is more than laksa, kebabs or souvlaki and that it doesn’t automatically spell cultural relativism, ethnic ghettos or reverse racism. In fact, multicultural Australia has been a national success story.
Presented with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the University of Western Sydney.
SWF website: Don't Go Back to Where You Came From
Date: Sunday 26 May
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Venue: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Casula Rd, Casula
Cost: Free, bookings essential 9824 1121