Embracing Diversity for Unity in Myanmar
Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Date: May 31, 2021 (Monday)
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (01:30-02:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)
Join Zoom Meeting: please click here
Meeting ID: 2852417834
The speakers will look to Myanmar’s future as a country in which multicultural policies like those which are now the norm in Australia and Canada might help all the people, of all ethnicities contribute to the country’s economic, social and cultural growth together.
Sophia Htwe is an Australian Awards scholar currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Community Development at Victoria University, in Melbourne, Australia. Currently she is researching the role of Myanmar human rights civil society organizations in peacebuilding in the Rohingya conflict. She has worked many years in the community development projects which promote diversity and tolerance as well as leadership among education employees, civil society workers, university students, and religious leaders from diverse backgrounds across Myanmar.
Habib (aka) Aung Soe Naing is the Founder and Spokesperson for Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation. He also works as a casual support services coordinator at RISE refugee organization, a country coordinator for Free Rohingya Coalition. He is a Co-author of “First They Erased Our Name”
Dr Michelle Aung Thin is a novelist and Senior Lecturer at RMIT University where she researches the ethics of cultural exchange, the contemporary experiences of Asian/Australians and Asian/Canadians and the cosmopolitanism communities of colonial Rangoon.
A question and answer session will be conducted after the presentation. For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.
***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself. You can also pose questions using the chat function. AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page.