UPDATES — Solidarity in Diversity Conference

We hope you can join us for the online sections of the Conference; Monday 19 July — Friday 23 July.

We have POSTPONED Monday’s in-person Positionality, Power, and Participants in Research Masterclass due to the latest lockdown in Melbourne. We hope to run the Masterclass in-person later in the year and will be in touch with details as soon as alternative arrangements are confirmed. If you donated when registering and would like a refund, please get in touch via africanstudiesgroup@gmail.com.

Schedule for the Online Sections

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1:30 pm AEST Monday 19 July 2021
Oxford Union-style debate between the University of Newcastle and the University of Melbourne on the motion: Solidarity in Diversity is a Mirage

4:00 pm AEST Monday 19 July 2021
Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University, will deliver a keynote lecture on Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities.

Tuesday 20 July to Friday 23 July 2021
Panel Days — Academic Panels on Tuesday & Wednesday; Practitioner and Community Panels Thursday & Friday. Sessions include On Development, On Belonging, On Communities and a special book discussion with Mahmood Mamdani, Sana Nakata, Hamza Bin Jehangir and Karen Farquharson. Register once to receive access to all sessions

1:30 pm AEST Friday 23 July 2021
Ms Abiola Ajetomobi, the Director of Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Hub, will headline the Practitioner and Community Panels with a keynote lecture on The Role of Allyship and Advocacy in Amplifying Marginal Voices.

We’d be very grateful if you could share details of the conference with your colleagues, friends and networks — tickets for all sessions can be booked via solidarityindiversity.eventbrite.com.

Entry is free, but a donation is encouraged for those who are able.

We hope to see you online throughout next week. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch via africanstudiesgroup@gmail.com.

Best wishes,

African Studies Group and the Melbourne Social Equity Institute solidarityindiversity.eventbrite.com

ASG is an association of researchers with interests in African studies hosted by the University of Melbourne.