Building harmony in local community through planned cultural activities targeting ‘Gen-Y’

Venkatesh, S., and Sivamalai, S. (2009) Building harmony in local community through planned cultural activities targeting ‘Gen-Y’. In: International Unity in Diversity Conference 2009, pp. 1-3. From: International Unity in Diversity Conference 2009, 12-14 August 2009, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract

At present 25% of Australians are either born overseas or have parents who come from non- English speaking background, and therefore the current Y generation (ages between 18 and 26 years) are exposed to a variety of cultural differences. Sometimes one ‘bad’ cultural experience in young people can avoid them from embracing other cultures or accepting some of the basic good values of other cultures. As future citizens of Australia these people of the Y generation should be exposed to created opportunities to experience other cultures in a positive manner, rather than leaving their experience to chance. This session will highlight the strategies taken by one ethno-specific local community to provide such cultural learning opportunities for these young people, to improve their understanding of other cultures subsequently to improve harmony in the community.

Item ID: 5344
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009 03:17
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 100%
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