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ARC Collaborators

Professor Yin Paradies

Prof. Yin Paradies is an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian who is the Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Race Relations and Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University. His areas of expertise are: the health, social and economic effects of racism, anti-racism theory, policy and practice, race and intercultural relations, and indigenous knowledges.

Shankar Kasynathan

Shankar is a former Tamil refugee, a Victorian MultiCultural Commissioner, an AntiRacism activist and a refugee employment specialist. 

Terori Hareko-Avaivilla

Terori is a First Nation Artist, cultural knowledge keeper, cultural educator, cultural mentor and water ceremony holder. Her cultural knowledge journey comes from her elders and traditional knowledge keepers. Terori celebrates her First Nation songlines of Papua New Guinea, Saibai in the Torres Straits and Samoa. She is the founder and managing director of Avaivilla Group.

Hema Kangeson

Hema Kangeson is a multi skilled and experienced consultant - facilitator - trainer. She has worked in South East Asia - Europe and in Eora Nation, Naarm and Meanjin in Australia. She focuses on reinventing organisations through partnering with leadership and teams. She believes we need to utilise our power and privilege to end various forms of oppression including the racism virus.

Sami Shah 

Comedian and writer Sami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times and ABC's Australian Story. Sami produces a weekly podcast, "SAMI SAYS", has been a columnist for a range of publications, and is a frequent contributor on ABC RN, including his Earshot podcast series, "Let's talk about race."

Martin Ström

Martin Ström is a psychologist and corporate mindfulness expert. He was the co-founder of The Potential Project, Sweden, is an App creator and is on the board of the Foundation for the Development of Compassion & Wisdom.

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Pirooz Jafari

Founder of Track C Consulting, Pirooz Jafari has over 20 years’ experience in the legal arena, community development, community engagement, project management, and policy development within the human rights framework, Pirooz is versatile and capable of taking on challenging projects. He is also a photographer, a writer and a story-teller, as such, has a unique set of skills and sensitivity to capture people’s stories and voices. Pirooz is the author of Forty Nights, a novel published by Ultimo Press.

Georgia Prattis

Manager of MyriaD International Consulting Services, internationally recognised providers of cultural projects, training and adult education, strategic planning and research. A Greek Australian, Georgia specialises in research, evaluation, strategic planning, policy development, facilitation and stakeholder consultation.

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Kine Graffiti

Rui and the Kine Graffiti team have produced thousands of videos for corporate, government and private sectors - both national and international - as well as business small and large.  Website:

My position as an Anglo-Saxon Australian is helpful in the initial phase of unlearning white superiority.

With my associates above, step-by-step re-learning unfolds. Together, we offer successful approaches that will bring about change by leading your people to want to change

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