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"I think we can all do more to support opportunities for the emerging creative talents of young people." Dr Karin Mackay

In partnership with SydWest Multicultural Services, CER Researcher Dr Karin Mackay is presenting the first in a series of 6-week screenwriting and documentary courses, for young African Australians.

This project has been informed by Karin’s previous research, Refugee Youth Voice: Postcards to the Premier, with conducted in collaboration with 338 refugee youth, Multicultural NSW and CGRR Professor Peter Shergold. The research showed a desperate need for young African Australians to have their many diverse stories heard as racism and navigating
cultural tensions was a common experience affecting mental health and wellbeing.

The screenwriting course is being promoted by Dr Linden Wilkinson, talented Australia actor and screen writer from Home and Away amongst other TV series. It is also being supported by Dr Gus Casley-Hayford, renowned cultural historian, producer of BBC documentaries and inaugural Director of the V &
A East London cultural precinct to open in 2023.

If you are interested please email Karin at