• Wednesday, 5 June 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • UTS Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building

Can you say my name? Not so far, say Hibaq Farah, Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird, Ranjana Srivastava and the thousands of other Australians whose names are shortened, anglicised, mispronounced or replaced.

For many in Australia, navigating school, the workplace, and life can come with unique and sometimes distressing challenges tied to their name. This storytelling session and panel discussion unpacks how we perceive and acknowledge names unfairly categorised as ‘tricky,’ ‘unfamiliar,’ or ‘foreign’.

Moderated by Jan Fran, hear Dr Elaine LafortezaSunil BadamiDr Kumi de Silva, and Dr Mariko Smith, as they discuss their personal experiences and the cultural, familial and historical ties of names. Say My Name will also provide insights and tools for how we can rectify mispronunciations and work towards a more respectful and inclusive society together.

Our names are an essential part of our identity. They carry deep personal, cultural, familial, and historical connections. They also give us a sense of who we are and our place in the world. Join us in celebrating the diversity of names and the story they tell about us as individuals and as a society at large.

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