WELCOME TO FECCA Conference 2017
Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Our Multicultural Australia
FECCA Conference 2017
Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Challenges and Possibilities for Multicultural Australia
A message from FECCA Chairperson, Joe Caputo OAM JP
I am delighted to invite you to the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia’s bi-annual conference Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Challenges and Possibilities for Multicultural Australia taking place in Darwin on the 8-10 October 2017. This year we are hosted by our member organisation, the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory, this year celebrating their 40th year of progressing multiculturalism to benefit all Territorians.
The 2017 FECCA conference will provide opportunities to share knowledge and best practice, to highlight challenges and to explore possibilities with a network of organisations and individuals who share our same vision – a harmonious multicultural Australia. This year’s speakers promise to be inspiring, passionate and informative and will reflect the diversity that exists across Australia’s CALD communities.
The FECCA Conference will include rich variety of panels, workshops, speakers and debates to discuss the experiences of women, older people, communities living in rural and regional areas, people with disability and new and emerging communities. This year the FECCA Conference will celebrate Australia’s CALD youth with a dedicated Multicultural Youth Day to give a powerful and representative voice to young people from a CALD background who are at the coalface of both the challenges and possibilities that face multicultural Australia.
At the heart of FECCA’s work is the promotion of multiculturalism, embodied in equity and non-discriminatory practices for all Australians, regardless of their cultural, linguistic, ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds. FECCA believes multiculturalism begins with recognising the rights and place in society held by Australia’s First Peoples and the rich cultural heritage that their communities have long nurtured. FECCA is committed to anti-discrimination, the eradication of racism, and promoting the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We look forward to connecting with Indigenous Australians in Darwin at the FECCA Conference to advance our joint interests and to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in achieving justice and equality.
We thank the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory and the Northern Territory Government for this wonderful opportunity to bring the 2017 FECCA conference to Darwin, a diverse and vibrant city and I look forward to welcoming you.
Joe A. Caputo OAM JP
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