The Australian Baha’i Community warmly invites you and representatives of your organisation to attend the fourth annual National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference. These conferences aim to explore the approaches, methods and experiences that can guide our country to foster greater social cohesion and inclusion into the future.
The remaining sessions of the conference will include keynote presentations, panels and small group consultations where civil society leaders and representatives will deliberate further on this report and consult on steps to strengthen social cohesion along the lines of themes:
- A vision of social cohesion in Australia
- The distance traversed to strengthen social cohesion: Community, Mass Media and Government Institutions
- Obstacles impeding further progress
- Glimpses of Social Transformation: Experiences from organisations and communities of practice
Aleem Ali, CEO, Welcoming Australia
Hugh Mackay AO, Social Researcher and Author
Jason Falinski MP, Member for Mackellar
Tessa Scrine, Member, Continental Board of Counsellors in Australasia
Vic Alhadeff, SBS Board of Directors
Further keynote speakers to be announced
30 May 2022, 6:30 pm
Canape dinner, cultural performances and keynotes
31 May 2022, 9 am – 5 pm
Presentations, panel discussions and small group discussions
Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
Online streaming and breakout rooms also available for those unable to attend in person
We are pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for those who would like to be part of the National Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference but may be prevented from doing so due to financial limitations. Please apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printed copies of the Creating an Inclusive Narrative publication are available for purchase or download. It was formulated out of a project which explored complex questions around social cohesion with over 500 diverse community and institutional representatives at 50 roundtables across the country. The publication is a synthesis of the most prevalent and unifying insights, ideas and descriptions of our common humanity and the values which can move us towards strengthening social cohesion and inclusion in our country.
Image Credits: Australian Baha'i Community