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Rebuilding your strong cultural identity

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This workshop helps you rebuild your strong cultural identity and regain confidence.

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One of the key ways to fight racism is to be proud of your own cultural heritage rather than rejecting it in order to “fit-in” to Australian society. Research suggested that having a positive cultural identity and strong sense of self is particularly helpful in combating race-related stress and stereotype threat. This workshop helps you reconnect with your cultural strengths, values and beliefs and reinforce pride in your cultural identity and thereby help you build confidence.

Who are suitable for this workshop:

  • people who have experienced racism
  • direct witnesses to racism
  • indirect witness to racism (e.g. hear incidents through friends or media)
  • anyone else who are interested to rebuild a a strong cultural identity

Note: This workshop is NOT suitable for those who are overwhelmed by racial incidents. It is recommended that if you are overwhelmed to first attend the workshop Racism: How to deal with my emotions.

About Resilience Against Racism

Everyone deserves to belong. Whether you are a recently arrived international student who is living and studying in Australia temporarily or an Australian of different cultural backgrounds, every person regardless of race and religion deserves to feel belong in Australia. However, according to the Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion report, 1 in 5 people experience racism in the community. In these few months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen more racist sentiments towards people of Asian appearance.

Resilience Against Racism (RAR) aims to help individuals build personal and community resilience to cope with such adversaries. RAR will feature a series of evidence-based and practical workshops facilitated by culturally diverse organisational psychologists for people who may have experienced racism themselves, a direct witness or indirect witness to racism. Designed by people with lived experiences and culturally diverse social innovators, RAR is a unique approach to empowering individuals and communities to combat racism and strengthen their self-confidence and sense of belonging.

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