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The Freilich Foundation welcomes its new convenor Dr Melissa Lovell. Thank you to former convenor Dr Renata Grossi for her many years of dedication to the Foundation.

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Events

20 Oct

Annual Freilich Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance 2017

The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation presents:
 
"Tolerance from Below: Unsettling the Sovereign Subject" with visiting Professor David Simpson...

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6 Nov

Panel Discussion. Dealing with Diversity: Respect or Toleration?

The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation presents:

A panel discussion on "Dealing with Diversity: Respect or Toleration?"

 

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Supporters of our mission

Alexis Wright
Alexis Wright
Raimond Gaita
John Hewson
Hilary Charlesworth
Carmen Lawrence
Carmen Lawrence
Phillip Adams
Gareth Evans
Prof Peter Baume AC
Peter Baume AC

Hilary Charlesworth

Friend

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

Friend

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

Friend

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

Friend

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

Friend

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

Miriam Margoyles

Friend

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

Friend

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

Friend

Raimond Gaita

Friend

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

"He never told me he was black"

Friendships in South Africa

"I thought all doctors could tell"

Herbert Freilich recounts meeting a young man sailing to England

The interesting life of a Polish priest

Tensions between the law, religion and family

Memories of Poland in the War

Hospitality and compassion when there is nothing left to give

A train ride in Sydney

Herbert Freilich recounts racism on a Sydney train journey

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 Melissa Lovell.

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