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Letters to Australia: Shani Cain

Letters to Australia: Shani Cain

Fresh, Diverse Voices Imagine the Future


Letters to Australia is an initiative from the Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) aimed at amplifying voices not always heard in the national conversation. This online collection of ‘letters’ elevates the voices of young advocates and thinkers so they may be heard by the wider Australian community. It also seeks to encourage curiosity and open mindedness about Australia’s future in the community more generally.

Australians from all walks of life will be invited, each month, to share their intelligent, critical perspectives on Australia’s future to draw attention to issues, questions and ideas which are important to us all.

Our first Letter writer is Shani Cain, former CEO of the Oaktree Foundation and a passionate advocate for youth empowerment, gender equality and First Nations justice.

“If you are a leader or if you hold the ability to make decisions about our communities and our collective futures – ask yourself: who isn’t in the room? Question if you are making space for all the voices that need to be heard, not just the ones you’re used to listening to”. –Shani Cain

“It is important continually promote new perspectives, diverse opinions and positive solutions. The future of Australia is a grand experiment. These Letters will help bring as many people as possible along for the journey”. -Dr Dellal, Executive Director of the AMF

For Shani’s full letter and to read more about Shani:

Shani’s Letter: Download Here

Shani’s Bio: Download Here

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