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Diversity Fest 2021

25 - 29 October 2021
8.00am – 7.15pm AEDT
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Over 50 events and activities that embrace the diversity of our community and ignite broader conversations about how we can foster a more inclusive society.

Returning for the third edition, UNSW Diversity Fest invites students and staff to participate in activities that embrace the diversity of our community and ignite broader conversations about how we can foster a more inclusive society.

Over 50 free events and activities are scheduled throughout the week of 25 - 29 October, addressing topics including age diversity, cultural and linguistic diversity, disability inclusion, gender diversity, Indigenous knowledge, LGBTIQ+ inclusion, mental health and neurodiversity.

Below are some festival highlights. Access the full program here.

Past Events

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25 – 29 Oct Past event
The untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever.
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25 Oct Past event
Differences in culture and background are simply that – differences. Not better or worse, simply different.
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25 Oct Past event
Join UNSW Alumna Aashna Mittal to learn about the world’s second most popular form of classical music: Indian Classical Music.
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25 Oct Past event
Join four-time Paralympian Ellie Cole, Tokyo Olympian Dylan Pietsch, and UNSW student Jordan White as they boldly address issues relating to diversity in sport.
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26 Oct Past event
In conversation with filmmaker Dr Gabina Funegra, whose work documents the story of Quechua - the Inca language.
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28 Oct Past event
Join us for a showcase on the UNSW Science History Trail which focuses on increasing representation in Science History.
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28 Oct Past event
An exploration of the relationship between disability and bioethics; and the implications of disability bioethics, focusing on the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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28 Oct – 11 Nov Past event
Learn the background and history of various types of Javanese folksong and learn to sing traditional Javanese music.
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29 Oct Past event
Carol Vale, Sarah Hyland, Yanti Ropeyarn and Leesa Watego discuss envisioning a future where we can all thrive and belong.
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29 Oct Past event
Join our expert panel to learn about performance anxiety, and what we can do to perform our best.