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Int'l Friends drinks + special guest speaker..Sohail Dahdal!

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For our next social event International Friends presents a special guest speaker....Sohail Dahdal from Talking Cultures

Presentation topic: "How Australia can celebrate cultural diversity using the power of art and volunteering and how we can use art and activism to create a positive effect on policy and culture"

Sohail Dahdal grew up in Palestine and is one of Australia’s leading transmedia creators and regularly consults for multi-platform projects, online documentaries, and interactive films. His credits include the award-winning online documentaries ‘First Australians’ and ‘Long Journey, Young Lives’. Sohail believes in embracing culture and creating a more inclusive society.

Talking Cultures is a UTS doctoral of creative arts project developed by Sohail aimed at promoting dialogue between cultures in the pursuit of a more inclusive Australia. "We stand at an important milestone in Australia’s history and future. The way forward can only be achieved by hard work, shared goals and an honest conversation." Talking Cultures values include: Be proud of our Australian nationality and equally proud of our cultural heritage; Work towards a more inclusive and positive society by better understanding each other’s culture.

"The power of many cultures working in harmony is much more effective and empowering than a monoculture afraid of what comes its way" ~ Sohail Dahdal,


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This will be a joint event with 2 int'l meetup groups in Sydney! International Friends in Sydney & the Sydney English as a Second Language group..

--- Some info about International Friends in Sydney--

Would you like to travel the world without having to book a flight or wait for holiday time? Are you fascinated with different cultures and love to discover more about the world? Would you like to be part of a cultural organization and meet new people who have interesting stories to tell? Travel the world in Sydney and meet friendly people at the same time! We have many cultures of the world represented right here!

International Friends is a multicultural community in Sydney created to provide a supportive social network to unite people and broaden awareness of different cultures. As we understand how life can be challenging as a migrant, international student or even as a local we run a range of events to promote inclusion and integration creating a closely connected community. Events include social drinks, cultural presentations, international dinners, personal and career development and more. The community provides a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to develop valuable friendships, enhance the quality of life in Sydney and learn about the world at the same time.

Join this fantastic, unique international community and come along to the next event!

Get ready to broaden your horizons!!

We look forward to meeting you ~ Anna Maria, Dinkar & International Friends