Building Cultural Capability Network: Tackling Islamophobia and creating more inclusive workplaces for Muslim Australians

Hosted by Gilbert + Tobin
04 Aug 2016

At DCA’s next Building Cultural Capability Network event we will look at the barriers Australian Muslims face when it comes to work and how organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

Muslims in Australia are an ethnically and culturally diverse group and are currently the third largest religious group in Australia. However, research has shown that even though Australian Muslims tend to be well educated, they are underemployed and underpaid – and they experience widespread discrimination in the workforce and in the wider community.

At DCA’s next Building Cultural Capability Network event we will look at the barriers Australian Muslims face when it comes to work and how organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

Mariam Veiszadeh, Lawyer and President of the Islamophobia Register Australia will be our special keynote speaker and will look at:

  • Religious vilification in the workplace
  • Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudices
  • Particular issues facing women in the Australian Muslim community
  • How organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

The Islamophobia Register Australia was founded in 2014 in response to the growing anecdotal evidence suggesting a rise in incidents of Islamophobia. The register provides a unique platform for incidents of Islamophobia to be reported, recorded and analysed.

Following Mariam’s address, DCA CEO Lisa Annese will lead a moderated discussion with our invited guest panel to discuss the barriers that Australian Muslims’ face when it comes to work and how organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces. Our guest panel will include:

  • Mariam Veiszadeh, President Islamophobia Register Australia
  • Randa Abdel Fattah, Australian Muslim writer of Palestinian and Egyptian parentage
  • Hakan Harman, Chief Executive Officer of Multicultural NSW and 
  • Deb Howcroft, Executive General Manager, Organisational Development, Commonwealth Bank

 

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