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Multicultural Queensland Month is nearly here!

Queensland’s largest multicultural celebration is back with events and activities set to take place during August. No matter where you are located, there are opportunities to participate in person or virtually.

Inclusion in action

Multicultural Queensland Month (MQM) is an opportunity for all of us to join together to celebrate our diversity and consider how we can put inclusion into action.

The month recognises the many ways in which language is fundamental to building a truly inclusive Queensland – from acknowledging the incredible skills of multilingual Queenslanders; to exploring practical ways to break down language barriers; as well as the role we all play by choosing to use language that connects rather than divides us.

Webinars

The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs will be running a FREE webinar series will return to provide practical information, hints and tips across a variety of new topics throughout August.

Leading experts will explore subjects including the importance of using inclusive language; the benefits of speaking more than one language, and how to arrange translating and interpreting services.

The webinars are a great opportunity to consider how language can contribute to cross-cultural connection, belonging and cohesive local communities.

Get involved

Visit the MQM 2022 website for ideas about how you can get involved by planning activities or creating content to embrace diversity, promote inclusion and make new connections in your community.

There are a number of great resources to help you plan and promote your activity, including posters, children’s activities, a Microsoft Teams background and social media sharables.

Take a look at and register for public events on the events calendar.

Get informed

During MQM, the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs are encouraging everyone to take a closer look at language by providing information, links and resources offering new ideas and perspectives to share and discuss with colleagues, family and friends on language diversity, how to break down language barriers and inclusive language.

And finally, don’t forget to follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or on social media by using #MQM22 #inclusioninaction