Multicultural Queensland Month (MQM) – Queensland’s largest multicultural celebration – is held in August each year. As Queenslanders, we speak an incredible number of languages and dialects, and practice a broad range of faiths.
MQM is an opportunity for all of us to join together to celebrate our diversity and consider how we can put inclusion in to action.
MATE is facilitating two webinars across Multicultural Queensland Month (MQM) in partnership with the Queensland Government, so that we can discuss ways in which we can all contribute to safe and inclusive communities for all people.
The first webinar in the series will focus on The Importance of Inclusive Language. As bystanders, there is so much we can do to proactively contribute to inclusive environments. Whether it is in the workplace, the home, schools, or the community more broadly, a great place to start is with our use of language. There are words and everyday terminology that is normalised, but when we dig a little deeper, we can see it is part of a problematic history or stereotype. Let’s discuss how we can be curious about everyday language, and make the choice as leaders and bystanders to make a positive difference!
This webinar is now available to watch at this link.