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Thinking about Difference at the Immigration Museum.


By Jennifer Lumsden, May 7 2019

A day at the Melbourne Immigration Museum gave us a lot to think about as we wandered the interesting exhibits. First, we went to the love exhibition, with lots of love notes on the wall. Michael wrote one and stuck it up.
We watched sad films about people leaving different countries.
They were about war and natural disasters. People came to Australia for a better life, some families were reunited, and some were not.

Being Respectful

There was a pretend tram with a video about a man being racist and we talked about how to treat people with respect. We came up with four things.
• Don’t laugh at racist jokes, instead say ‘I don’t think that’s funny.’
• Make an effort to get to know people who are different from you.
• Think before you speak. Words can hurt even if unintentionally.
• Be aware of any assumptions you have about people and question if they are true. When we make assumptions, it can stop us getting to know an individual for who they are.

The whole visit made us think about what the experience of migration would be like and to be kinder and more curious when we meet migrants and others who are different to us.

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/

Written by Spiro, George, Kristian and Michael, from Roads to Independence, Marriott Support Services.



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