Changing the Conversation: Words That Bind – Creating unity through our many languages

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 
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Benjamin Law - Facilitator 
7.00pm – 8:30pm 
QPAC Concert Hall South Brisbane 

About This Event

Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC is excited to be hosting Changing the Conversation: Words That Bind – Creating unity through our many languages, is the final event in our 2024 series of thought-provoking discussions exploring key issues in our increasingly multicultural society. 

Join us for a panel conversation about the transformative potential of language diversity as a tool for nation building, economic empowerment, and social inclusion in contemporary Australian society. A multilingual Australia holds many benefits including richer cultural exchange and stronger ties with global partners and enhanced diplomatic and economic relationships. Explore how language has the power to build bridges by connecting communities, fostering understanding, and promoting unity and cohesion while celebrating the richness of our cultural diversity.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to QPAC ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

About Changing the Conversation 

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the community to engage in robust discussions about multiculturalism in the Australian context, the Changing the Conversation series – presented by Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC – explores issues of who and where we are as a nation and what we need to do to create a society that better reflects and cares for all its people. Words That Bind: Creating Unity Through our Many Languages is the thought-provoking finale of this series for 2024.

We look forward to you engaging with this conversation.

See the full series of events here.

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories, ‘Growing Up Queer’ in Australia and was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ ‘Deep Water: The Real Story’ (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s ‘Sisters’ (Ten).  

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series ‘Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law’, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show ‘Stop Everything’. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show ‘That Startup Show’, and you can catch him on TV shows like ‘Q&A’ (ABC), ‘The Drum’ (ABC), ‘The Projec’t (Ten) and ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ (SBS). 

Panelists soon to be announced. 

See why previous attendees love the Changing the Conversation Series:  

“An amazing night where I heard inspiring speakers and listened to a future that filled me with hope for a new direction.”  

“…extremely worthwhile. Some extremely interesting speakers from across the age range. I am looking forward to the next event.”  

“…the Multicultural Australia panelists were brilliant.” 

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We help new Queenslanders settle into their new lives, build connections in their communities, find work and study opportunities, learn new skills and to feel at home. We also work with individuals, communities, business, and government to contribute to building a more welcoming Queensland through advocacy, cultural training, and community events.

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