The Challenge of Extremism


Right-wing extremism, hate speech and Islamophobia are on the rise. The need to answer the threat to our multicultural democracy has been made more urgent by the recent devastating massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand.

What can be done to answer this challenge and build cross-cultural empathy and understanding? And what is the role of the media?

The Melbourne Press Club, in partnership with the Australian Intercultural Society, would like to welcome you to join us for iftar – a meal after sunset to break the daily Ramadan fast – followed by a forum discussion with:

The discussion will be moderated by Sushi Das, author and chief of staff at RMIT ABC Fact Check.

Date & Time

Wednesday 29 May 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Australian Intercultural Society
441 St Kilda Road


$30, includes iftar buffet meal
(All prices are GST inclusive)

To book, use the form below or click here to visit our Eventbrite page




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