Diversity Fest is next week

Diversity fest 2022

Show your support and come along to any of the 40 free events taking part on campus and online. 

Diversity Fest returns to UNSW Sydney next week, 24-31 October, with a packed program of events that celebrate the diversity of our community.

Diversity Fest is a genuinely community-led festival. With contributions coming from students and staff within every faculty, the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion is proud to bring a week of events that tackles a wide range of topics.

Some highlights of the week’s program are listed below, but be sure to take a look at the full program and register for events on the EDI website.

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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See with Jahin Tanvir

Monday 24 October, 1-2pm, Gallery 1, Scientia Building | Register here

Hear from three-time TEDx speaker and 2022 Australian of the Year Finalist Jahin Tanvir as he shares his vision to empower people from diverse backgrounds in decision-making and conversations in Australia, representing the multiculturalism of Australia.

3rd Annual Inclusive Education Showcase

Tuesday 25 October, 9-11am, Online | Register here

This showcase is a unique opportunity for the UNSW learning and teaching community to learn about different inclusive educational practices and how to incorporate them into their teaching and learning to make courses and the university experience more accessible. Hear from student-led group Diversified and educators who are working hard to teach inclusively.

The Leadership Film Screening and Women’s Leadership Panel

Tuesday 25 October, 6-8:30pm, Ritchie Theatre | Book your free ticket

Enjoy the documentary The Leadership which follows an Australian CEO leading an Antarctic voyage with 76 women scientists. After, hear from some inspiring women leaders from our UNSW community in a Q&A and panel discussion.

Ethical Market Stall

Wednesday 26 October, 11:30am-3:30pm, Scientia Building Foyer | Register and learn more

Get a head start on holiday gifting with this opportunity to purchase beautiful fares from suppliers who embody women’s empowerment, culture, sustainability and small business. From Aboriginal-owned businesses Amber’s Wraps and Yaali Collective to the Palestine Fair Trade Australia social enterprise and more, this is an exciting part of Diversity Fest not to be missed.

EDI in the Classroom: Barriers to Implementation for Educators

Tuesday 25 October & Thursday 27 October, 12-2pm, Gallery 2, Scientia Building | Register here

Join the Education Focussed team as they hold a series of drop-in style conversations to help us all understand some of the barriers that exist to equitable and inclusive teaching. Participants will be guided with visual and verbal prompts to help understand how educators can be better supported to provide truly inclusive education for students.

Dharawal Singing

Friday 28 October, 12-1pm, UNSW Blockhouse | Register here

Learn how to sing a familiar song in the Dharawal language, the first language of the Traditional Owners of Coastal Sydney. This workshop will be led by The Gujaga Foundation and is a perfect way to spend your Friday lunchtime.

Student Diversity Hackathon

Monday 31 October, 9am-6:30pm, Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

This full day event invites UNSW students to use their skills to develop ideas that respond to the question: How might we make our UNSW community more equitable, diverse, and inclusive for students?

There are cash prizes up for grabs, and the Hack will be judged by an impressive panel including Vice- Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Eileen Baldry.

Do you know a student who should enter? Send them this link to register.

View the complete program and register for events and activities here. 

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