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We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

 

Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation - Early Career Researchers Small Grants Scheme:

2016 Grant Recipients were: 

Dr Jennifer E Cheng
School of Social Sceinces and Psychology
Western Sydney University 

Project: Muslim Women's Participation in Auburn Giants AFL Team

Dr Bonnie McConnell
School of Music
Australian National University

Project: Singing Sudan and Senegal: Music, Race, and Representation in Contemporary Australia

Dr Asmi Wood
College of Law
Australian National University

Project: Halal and Kosher methods of protein supply, religious freedom and bigotry

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Miriam Margoyles
John Hewson
Gareth Evans
Raimond Gaita
John Clarke
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Phillip Adams

Hilary Charlesworth

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If we try to identify and destabilize the unspoken gendered assumptions of international law and politics, we will begin to be able to imagine broader and more durable solutions to our most pressing problems.

Mary Kostakidas

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Without a doubt we need to harness, I believe, our collective imagination as a civilized nation. Those of us who are complacent because our own lives are not affected, need to imagine ourselves in the shoes of others and respond with the compassion and reason that are the ultimate measure of our humanity.

Carmen Lawrence

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Every time a shock-jock or a politician depicts Indigenous Australians as violent drunks or Muslims as hostile to Australian values, and no one disagrees, these ideas gain credibility.

Gareth Evans

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But we also know, from long, hard, depressing experience, that mobilising that good will and actually producing the necessary action are not things that just happen. They have to be made to happen.

Phillip Adams

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Better to have appalling ideas out in the open so that they can be confronted and countered.

Miriam Margoyles

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Our uncertain economic future can foster bigotry, prejudice & a lack of compassion. That is why the work of the Freilich Foundation has never been more essential, to provide a beacon of sense to light our way forward.

John Hewson

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We should be embarrassed as a nation that our original inhabitants, to which we have all been added as migrants or descendants thereof, remain in economic, social and personal disadvantage both in absolute terms and relative, to almost all migrants that have arrived since the second world war and the broader Australian community.

Alexis Wright

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Peter Baume AC

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John Clarke

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Raimond Gaita

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Our humanity is not something given to us, fixed, but is something we are called upon always to rise to.

Stories of bigotryAll stories

Dr Herbert Freilich's reminiscences of bigotry

"You haven't lived with them"

Herbert Freilich recounts surprising attitudes and intolerance

A train ride in Sydney

Herbert Freilich recounts racism on a Sydney train journey

Calling an ambulance in Capetown

A recount of racism in 1951 South Africa

What's Catholic?

Herbert Freilich recounts his first years of schooling

The interesting life of a Polish priest

Tensions between the law, religion and family

"I thought all doctors could tell"

Herbert Freilich recounts meeting a young man sailing to England

Early Career Researchers Small Grants Scheme

Applications for the 2016 Early Career Researcher Grants Scheme are now closed.
Check here later for information on the 2017 round. 

 

Postgraduate Studies

Would you like to pursue a research degree in an area which comes under the rubric of the Freilich Foundation?If so, contact Dr Renata Grossi

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