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How has the changing face of migration shaped Queensland? Does migration bring us closer together?
Hear from our panel of highly regarded academics and advocates as they reflect on their own stories of migration and discuss how changes in immigration policies and attitudes towards diversity have shaped Queensland.
From the political and popular to the insightful and opinionated, the interactive format of the conversation will enable alternative voices to be heard and stories of belonging to be shared.
In the first conversation, host Kelly Higgins-Devine from 612 ABC Brisbane explores Queensland’s cultural and religious diversity, the role it plays in our identity, sense of belonging, and our communities’ social cohesion.
Dr Shuang Liu
Originally from China, Shuang is an academic who has been in Australia for 15 years. She feels that however hard she tries, she will always be one of “the other” but it’s not necessarily grounded in racism. Shuang believes integration does not necessarily represent equal identification with both cultures; and identity and belonging may not be the same thing.
Yasmin is a Queenslander whose father is a fifth generation Aussie while her mother is from Pakistan.
She believes migration is the only way to bring us closer – we have no other choice.
Yasmin says the country lacks leadership and a strategic plan to best deal with the issues at hand.
Paul’s family fled the civil war in Sudan and made it to Australia at the turn of the century via a refugee camp in Kenya.
He thinks the media has serious questions to answer when it comes to creating “them” and “us”.
Paul believes the solution lies in education-especially equipping young people with the knowledge on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Alice is a first-generation Aussie whose parents escaped the horrors of the Nazis in Germany and Poland. She thinks it often takes a generation for new settlers to be accepted.
Alice wonders how we can ever learn about other cultures unless we live side by side with them.
When: Mon 21 Mar 2016, 6:00 pm - 07:15 pm
Venue:SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Queenslanders in conversation March.
Marcus Blackmore took the reins as the Chairman of Blackmores Ltd in 1975 and has made the company a world leader in natural health. Blackmores is a widely recognised public company employing over 900 people in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Blackmores markets the premium brand of vitamin and herbal products under the 'Blackmores' and 'BioCeuticals' labels and is known for its ethical practices and its treatment of staff.
For many years, Marcus has been involved with many charitable and business organisations and has received many awards for his contribution to industry and the community. In 1998, Marcus was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia.
This event is part of Game Changers, bringing innovative leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with you.
Date: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Game Changers: in conversation with Marcus Blackmore.
Facilitated by Rhianna Patrick from ABC radio, the panel of speakers featured Dale Chapman, qualified chef and Director of DillyBag; Danny Doyle, cultural facilitator specialising in spiritual healing; and Sonja Carmichael, fibre artist and lead artist for Washed Up, a partnership between kuril dhagun and Tangalooma EcoMarines.
With the trends of upcycling, recycling and repurposing sweeping our nation, our panellists discussed whether customary Indigenous methods are relevant in the 20th century, or whether we as humans have evolved past these traditions.
- When:Tue 3 Nov 2015, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
- Venue:SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night by the fire forum: sustainability.
Oral History Queensland (OHQ) partnered with State Library of Queensland to ask Brisbane’s experienced practitioners to share their thoughts on the topic and respond to questions from the audience.
Michelle Rayner – Historian, Radio National producer and presenter
Jennifer Barrkman – Oral historian and playback theatre practitioner
David Burton - Brisbane playwright and author and
Gavin Bannerman – SLQ’s first appointed Oral History and Digital Storytelling Coordinator (2008-2011)
Moderated by OHQ President, Margaret Ridley.
Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Panel discussions included:
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding QANZAC How we remember - Session 4.