Stakeholder pack for CALD communities – COVID

The Department of Health has developed the attached October stakeholder pack for CALD communities.

The pack contains in-language communication resources explaining recent updates to the COVID-19 rollout, information about pregnancy, breastfeeding and children and COVID-19 vaccines, and videos from community members explaining why they got vaccinated.

Click on the links in the attached stakeholder pack to access translated COVID-19 vaccine information. Resources include videos, audio files, posters, factsheets and social media content.

Join a unique online conversation about the intersectionality of faith, gender identity, and sexuality in celebration of International Day of Tolerance on Tuesday 16 November 2021

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM AEDT

This is a rare chance to hear personal stories from young people with lived experience and a fresh, celebratory take on being queer in a faith community.

Presented by the Australian GLBTI Multicultural Council (AGMC) in partnership with NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, ACON, Sydney Queer Muslims, Equal Voices and Rainbodhi.

Pride 23 Exhibition

In conjunction with the World Pride festival being held in Sydney in early 2023,
the State Library of NSW is developing a major temporary exhibition on LGBTQI+
experience, history and life in NSW.

The broad aim of the exhibition is to give insights into Australia’s unique experience of LGBTQI+ life, culture and rights. The exhibition will draw from material in the library’s collection, but also aims to develop the collection by featuring new content and interpretations. It will build on the recent Coming Out in the 70s exhibition, launched in December 2020 to mark the 50th
anniversary of the first gay and lesbian rights organisations in NSW (see the link below) to
present a more diverse and contemporary mix of content, stories and perspectives.

The exhibition will be held from 4 February to 30 April 2023 at the State Library of NSW in
Macquarie Street. There will also be a significant web presence so the content can be accessed beyond the library and after the physical exhibition closes.

The exhibition is part of a larger priority focus on LGBTQI+ life and history, which will unfold at the library over the next few years. Other elements include a collection drive and queering audit, oral history project, a new researchers’ guide to the library’s LGBTQI+ collections, and public programming.

Calling for stories!
To try and capture something of the diversity of the Australian experience of LGBTQI+ history
and life, the exhibition team is inviting community members to suggest or contribute stories based on their particular interests or experiences. The stories do not have to relate to items already in the collection, as an important goal of the exhibition is to develop the collection, particularly in terms of documenting contemporary experience.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Blunden, exhibition producer, State Library of NSW

Useful links:
State Library of NSW LGBTQI+ Collecting Priority

Coming Out in the 70s online exhibition

Sydney WorldPride
WorldPride is a global festival and human rights forum that promotes visibility and awareness of LGBTQI+ issues on an international level. Held (usually) every two years, it is organised through InterPride, an alliance of Pride organisations from around the world.

Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Awareness Week 2021

To mark Trans Day of Remembrance on 20 November 2021 and the preceding Trans Awareness Week, the City of Sydney, in partnership with ACON is supporting an online gallery of artwork by and for the trans community and their allies. 

We’re asking community to submit artwork around the themes of Resilience, Community, Affirmation, and Remembrance, and have provided a series of templates for colouring in or inspiration if you don’t feel particularly artistically inclined. 

Submissions must be in by 11 November.

You can find the gallery submission page here: www.transhub.org.au/gallery

You can also read more about the project here: https://news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/announcements/share-your-artwork-to-help-celebrate-our-transgender-community

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