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Funding Success – Fethi Mansouri

Funding Success – Fethi Mansouri

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri has secured $30,000 from the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) for a project titled “Examining the perspectives of Australian multicultural youth on social justice issues.”.


On 25 May 2020, George Floyd, an African American man from Minneapolis in the USA, was murdered by a white police officer. This tragic and callous act sparked a spate of outrage and anger not just in the USA, where the incident occurred, but right across the world, including in Australia.

Indeed, the world has recently witnessed a plethora of social justice movements that seek to redress entrenched inequalities around gender and race as exemplified in the #MeToo and #BlackLives Matter campaigns. Governments and civil society organisations alike have come under pressure to respond and these aspirations for universal application of justice and equality.

The problem remains, however, how do non-government organisations represent diverse voices and stakeholders in these conversations in such ways that meaningful conversations and relevant remedial policy action can be pursed?   

Using the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) as a case study, the project will adopt a social justice framework to document and analyse the organization’s actions and capabilities in managing and creating an inclusive environment for its intergenerational stakeholders struggling to respond to the many socio-political crises of our time around justice and inclusion. The project will examine the question of how an organization such as CMY can optimally nurture an inclusive inter-generational and multicultural environment conducive to engaging and empowering multicultural youth during a period of significant social and political challenges. 


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