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MSC Meetings 2020
All are welcome to attend MSC’s meetings on the first Friday of the month (with no meetings in January and July). To join the mailing list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone on the mailing list will be notified about when the meetings will take place. If on Zoom, a link to the meeting will be sent out with the usual meeting papers.
9.30-11am 4 December 2020
2021 Meetings Dates:
- 5 February 2021
- 5 March 2021
- 7 May 2021
- 4 June 2021
- 6 August 2021
- 3 September 2021
- 1 October 2021
- 5 November 2021
- 3 December 2021
Guest Speaker: Chin Tan, AHRC Race Discrimination Commissioner
CCOEI supports the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign, a national initiative that provides tools and resources to help people and organisations learn about racism and stand against it by acting for positive change.
VMC Deputy Chairperson Appointed
CCOEI would like to congratulate Bwe Thay for his appointment as VMC Deputy Chairperson and we would like to thank him for his ongoing commitment to addressing the issues faced by Victoria’s multicultural communities.
International Women’s Day – Box Hill Library
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries (WML) and Dilnaz Billimoria, community volunteer, organised a successful grassroots IWD event on 4 March. This event was attended by secondary schools, local council representatives, cultural groups and organisations like Eastern Health, Women’s Health East and ECLC.
There were over 100 participants in attendance and several organisations being represented. Gina Etienne, Eastern Health manager and CCOEI member, was invited to speak about her experiences and journey in Australia.
Harmony Day 2020 – CANCELLED
It is with regret that the Together in Harmony event (taking place on 21 March) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 being declared a pandemic by the WHO and other related issues where running of the event may impact participants. The organisers regret having to take this course of action and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
VMC Chairperson Appointed
CCOEI welcomes the appointment of Ms Vivienne Nguyen as the new Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). We look forward to working with Ms Nguyen to promote harmony and social inclusion whilst raising the profile of multicultural communities and services in the Eastern Region.