MCCSA Welcomes Australia’s New Race Discrimination Commissioner

October 9, 2018 in Media Release

Media Release – 10/10/18

MCCSA Welcomes Australia’s New Race Discrimination Commissioner Mr Chin Leong Tan

The Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia would like to join the rest of the Australian multicultural community in welcoming Australia’s new Race Discrimination Commissioner Mr Chin Leong Tan.

The Chairperson of MCCSA, Miriam Cocking said that Mr Tan’s long standing role in Australia’s multicultural sector and his law background will guide him in tackling some of the racial difficulties we are facing as a nation.

“MCCSA hopes to see a robust and passionate approach from Mr Tan to bridge our differences and encourage positive race relation discourse during his tenure”, Mrs Cocking said.

“As the peak multicultural body in South Australia strongly advocating for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities we look forward to working with the new Commissioner to promote and protect multiculturalism.

“We had a good working relationship with the outgoing Race Commissioner , Dr Tim Soutphommasane, and we thank him for his staunch support to our communities and wish him all the best in his future endeavors”, she said.

MCCSA looks forward to an equitable, cohesive and thriving South Australia. We support and advocate for all people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to realise their potential as active contributors to the economic, social and cultural life of South Australia.

For further information contact 08 8345 5266 / Sidique.bah@mccsa.org.au

Governor’s Multicultural Awards 2018

October 4, 2018 in MCCSA

The 2018 Governor’s Multicultural Awards are now open!

These important awards celebrate South Australians who promote multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity in our community.
The Awards are administered by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Multicultural Affairs. They are presented by His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, on the advice of an independent judging panel chosen in consultation with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA.

The Award categories are:

Outstanding individual achievement
Arts and culture
Community sector
Media
Private sector
Public sector
Senior volunteer
Volunteer
Youth

Nominations close 5pm Friday 12 October 2018, with winners to be announced at a ceremony in early 2019 at Government House to celebrate South Australia’s cultural diversity.

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Click Here to nominate online

Alternatively, a hard copy nomination form can be obtained by emailing MulticulturalEvents@sa.gov.au

South Australia’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

October 3, 2018 in News

Are you concerned for your safety in your relationship?
Or worried about someone you know?

Help for people concerned about safety in a relationship:
• Are your concerns related to physical, verbal or controlling behaviours, emotional or psychological manipulation or economic or social isolation?
• You may be able to request the partner’s police history be provided to the person who is feeling unsafe.
• Information and support is provided to that person so they can make informed decisions about their safety and the future of the relationship.*
The DVDS is an early intervention and prevention initiative. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call Triple Zero.

*No information about the application or the disclosure is given to the person causing concern.

www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/dvds

              

CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group

August 30, 2018 in FECCA, News

MCCSA wishes to congratulate our Project Officer Youth Engagement Ukash Ahmed and the other 15 appointees to the role of Carer Representative on the CALD Mental Health Consumer and Carer Group set up by The National Multicultural Mental Health Project Alliance in collaboration with the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA).

Encouraging and promoting dialogue within the CALD community is vital to raising awareness and pursuing positive outcome for mental health related issue amongst our migrant community.

Ukash is passionate about the challenges of Mental Health in CALD Communities, including his own African Communities. He has voluntarily and professionally been working on breaking down stigma, supporting and building capacity of communities and individuals in understanding Mental health challenges through his active involvement in the Multicultural Communities Council of SA Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project, funded by SA Health and his role as an executive member of the Every Life Matters Salisbury Suicide Prevention Network.

Along with, and, supporting those experiencing mental health effects in his own community and through his role at MCCSA working with young people we believe that Ukash will bring a wealth of experience to this new role and MCCSA will support him in any way we can in his endeavors.

Nexus Arts – ‘Creative Cohesion’

July 30, 2018 in MCCSA Activities, News

Nexus Arts, in partnership with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA, presents an intercultural community development program, working with musicians and communities from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Musicians are invited to apply to take part in the 2018-19 Community Musician Development Program ‘Creative Cohesion’ to gain skills and experience in leading community music workshops.

3 successful applicants will be mentored by experienced community arts practitioner Julian Ferraretto. Julian, a contemporary improvising violin player, has run music programs for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in London and Adelaide and has significant experience working in communities and with musicians from diverse backgrounds.

RENUMERATION

Each trainee will receive a payment of $1,350 to take part in the program. This will be paid in 3 instalments across the apprenticeship and assumes participation in all workshops and meetings, which will take place within the Adelaide metropolitan region. Dates of the workshops will be confirmed when candidates are short-listed.

Click here for more info  Community Musician Leadership Program ‘Creative Cohesion’ Information Document 2018-19

Click link to apply Community Musician Leadership Program ‘Creative Cohesion’ Application Form 2018