The methods we use to work within our communities matters.
We can work in a manner which achieves the outcomes of engaging with individual communities. This is the multicultural way of working. Or, we can take the opportunity to bring together people to create relationships and understanding between individuals in those groups by working interculturally.
Working interculturally is about taking the road less travelled. It means deliberately bringing together people from the established community with people who are new to the community. In the Australian context, this means working in a manner that brings together Australian-born Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with people who have migrated to Australia.
Co-produced by Lynda Ford, iGen Foundation and presented by Dr Amrita Malhi this video will show you how an intercultural approach has the added value for local governments of creating understanding, relationships, greater harmony and social cohesion within and between those groups in your community.
How to work interculturally in your local government has been designed specifically to meet the needs of Australian local government mayors, councillors and staff.
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Dr Amrita Malhi is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at The University of Adelaide and in the Coral Bell School for Asia-Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. Her latest piece on the politics of diversity and Australia's position in Asia is now published in Edition 55 of Griffith Review, and is titled Intercultural Futures: The Fraught Politics of Multiculturalism. This video is co-produced by Lynda Ford of iGen Foundation.