A huge thank you to the Queensland Poetry Festival team for the invitation to be part of Panacea Poets.
In Panacea Poets, Queensland Poetry Festival administers a twice-weekly booster of short readings from wonderful poets via their youtube channel.
QPF will deliver these soothing doses of poets-in-iso indefinitely.
It is such a great honour to be part of a project to apply the bird of poetry to the experience of the Pandemic, and to maybe inspire listeners to draw on their strengths and optimism.
So many esteemed and inspiring poets – Kirli Saunders, Stuart Barnes, Charmaine Papertalk Green to name just a few, do check out the playlist! I’ll share a few of my faves from time to time!
Here is my reading!
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
This makes for interesting reading and all the following are based upon studies and surveys. I particularly like the infographic above which summarises a longer document.
Australians identify with more than 270 ancestries.
Most new migrants say they feel a strong sense of belonging to Australia and that this feeling deepens over time.
Most Australians (86 per cent) support action to tackle racism in Australia.
The vast majority of Australians (84 per cent) believe that multiculturalism has been good for Australia.
18 per cent of Australians surveyed said they had experienced discrimination because of skin colour, ethnic origin or religion.
The most often reported location of discrimination was the neighbourhood (58 per cent), followed by shopping centres (42.8 per cent) and at work (39 per cent).
I will see if I can find a more recent reference. I encourage you to go and read the rest of resource.