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"My Kids Are Still Called Dagoes": Andonis Piperoglou on the historical responses to racial slurs

2021 ECR Grant recipient, Dr Andonia Piperoglou, recently presented a hybrid event for the Greek Community of Melbourne's History and Culture Seminar Series. We were very pleased to provide support to his research, some of the findings of which are presented in his lecture, entitled 'My Kids Are Still Called Dagoes: Historical responses to an...

We Bleed the Same Exhibition Open to Canberra Writers' Festival

This weekend, we opened the We Bleed the Same exhibition up to the Canberra Writers' Festival.  Inspired by the powerful images of We Bleed the Same, and their accompanying stories, Stories Behind We Bleed the Same was a chance for people to share their experiences of racism, race, and community connections in Australia. We were very grateful to...



Freilich Lecture 2022

The Freilich Project is pleased to announce that His Excellency, Ambassador Vasyl Myroshnychenko will be giving this year's Freilich Lecture. Each year, the Freilich Lecture invites speakers from different professions to present on the theme of bigotry, its history, causes, impacts and solutions. These lectures have sparked conversations across...

Democratic Resilience: Public Sphere Responses to Violent Extremism Report Launch and Panel Discussion

Violent extremism threatens human life and safety. Often overlooked is how violent extremists endanger the public sphere, which is comprised of the practices, institutions and actors that sustain communication about matters of common concern. Violent extremists seek to undermine the public sphere by sowing division, distrust, and fear. How should...


Engaging a new generation of students in Holocaust education

  22 August 2022 The Holocaust is one of the darkest chapters in human history. Learning about the Holocaust can evoke empathy for minority groups persecuted worldwide, and can also help students better understand pertinent problems in our contemporary society, bigotry among them. Yad Vashem, the main Israeli Holocaust research and education...

We Bleed the Same: Reflections on an exhibition combating racism through the arts

17 June 2022 Are you a Star Wars fan? Ewan McGregor, lead actor and Executive Producer of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV miniseries posted a video message to millions of Star Wars fans on 1 June 2022 in support of his co-star, Moses Ingram, who was being racially vilified online. McGregor started by thanking the fans of the show but said that: …...

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