Conversations to Celebrate our Connections is a two-part podcast series, developed in partnership with Welcoming Australia as part of the All One Together campaign, an initiative by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria to tackle racism & discrimination by helping us reconnect with those great things that we have in common, within and amongst our diverse communities in Victoria. The podcasts take us on a wonderful journey through the stories of the amazing people featured in it. Master storyteller and grand poetess Sista Zai Zanda leads conversations with participants to draw out the connections in our stories and celebrate each person’s deliciously unique perspectives on life, community, social cohesion, harmony and hope for the future.

Episode 1

In this episode, we learn more about two accomplished women who come from varied cultural backgrounds and generations but have one thing in common already – their home, Victoria

Episode 2

In this episode, we are looking to the future. We are in conversation with two brilliant young change makers actively engaged in building harmonious, cohesive communities that work for all of us. Let’s meet them now…

All One Together Campaign Launch 2019 – Panel Discussion

ECCV’s All One Together campaign seeks to highlight connections between Victorians regardless of where we come from and what we look like, support community conversations, and celebrate the actions that are contributing to address racism and effectively building an inclusive society for all.

To mark the launch and to celebrate International Human Rights Day (10 December), we hosted a panel conversation with eminent human rights lawyers and activists, who will discuss how racism is still a challenge in our communities, and suggest actions we can all take, as citizens and organisations, to ensure that we thrive together.

ECCV acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we work. We pay respect to their Elders past and present, acknowledge their continuing connections to land, sea and community, and extend respect to Traditional Owners throughout Victoria.