The Promise of Diversity


Promise of DiversityI’ve just finished reading The Promise of Diversity by John Williams and John Bond and will be writing a review in the next week or so.

The book is a biography of Professor Jerzy Zubrzycki, who is considered the ‘father of multiculturalism’ in Australia. As Professor of Sociology at the Australian National University, and as a former refugee himself, he fought for a change in attitudes and policies at the time when the White Australia policy was coming to an end, and he helped shape many of the policies which led to the vibrant and mostly harmonious diversity that we see in Australia today.

I attended the Launch of the book in Melbourne, which was a wonderful event jointly organised by the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs (AIPA) and Initiatives of Change. The keynote speech was given by former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and it is well worth watching his speech. 

 

Mike Lowe
Helping individuals and teams get into flow

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