Session 5: ‘From all the lands on Earth we come’: Migrants and Multiculturalism

Session 5 of 'The Party - Snapshots of Communists in Australian History'

Moderator: Serge Zorino

Panelists: George Zangalis, Gaetano Greco, Pierina Pirisi, Matt Kunkel

SEARCH Foundation co-hosted with the NSW State Library a one-day series of six one-hour online forums to commemorate the Centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of Australia in October 1920. These six forums covered six ‘snapshots’ of key movements in which communists worked with many others to achieve progressive reforms and radical social change around major issues of the times. The sessions examined the history and contribution of communists to Australian political and cultural life, but also discussed the relevance of their struggles to today. A wide range of activists took part in the panels for each session, including an activist involved in the current movements.

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