Allyship Training Opportunity


Tuesday July 23 | 10am – 3pm

UNE Life HQ Meeting Room



This is not to take the place of specific allyship training that we are still investigating for the wider UNE community. Instead we are taking advantage of an opportunity in two wonderful trainers who work in this space, being available and in Armidale.

Budi & Maria (details below) will address the below concepts in understanding inclusivity and intersectionality.

  • understanding diversity framework and intersectionality
  • unpacking power and privileges
  • understanding cognitive blind spot, biases and stereotypes
  • addressing dominant workplace/studyplace culture and ideologies in daily practice
  • implementing diversity as part of organisation system
  • applying inclusive leadership skills to lead organisational change

If you would like to attend, please complete the appropriate registration from below.

Monday July 22 – Students: https://unione.unelife.com.au/Forms/AllyJuly22 

Tuesday July 23 – Staff: https://unione.unelife.com.au/Forms/AllyJuly23

Wednesday July 24 – Staff: https://unione.unelife.com.au/Forms/AllyJuly24

Training is limited to 25 people per session and will take place between 10am and 3pm, in the UNE Life HQ meeting room



Budi Sudarto
Budi Sudarto is the incumbent AGMC Vice President and the director of Ananda Training & Consultancy. Budi has developed and delivered diversity and inclusion training to several agencies, including Brotherhood of St Laurence’s NDIS LAC, Settlement Services International, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and Lifeline. Budi is passionate about exploring intersectionality within diversity and inclusion framework, focusing on the influence of culture, ethnicity, and religion on LGBTIQ+ identities. Budi obtained a Master degree in Arts from Monash University, where he explored the intersections between ethnicity and sexuality amongst gay Asian men in Melbourne. Budi is currently working as a sessional tutor at Victoria University.

For qualifications and publications, visit www.anandalearning.com.au/meet-the-team.

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, PhD
Maria is, is a Researcher in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her primary areas of interest are cultural diversity, gender diversity, sexual diversity and family diversity and she undertakes research, evaluations and workshops for schools, youth and health service providers, government and community organisations.

Maria is also a Founding Member of AGMC Inc. (Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council), and a member of the Victoria Police LGBTIQ and Multicultural Priorities Communities Divisions Groups.

Author of 15 academic and non-academic books, they include: Someone You Know (Australia’s first AIDS biography);  Girls’ Talk: Young Women Speak Their Hearts and MindsBoys’ Stuff: Boys Talking About What Matters, which were the first Australian books by and for young people that are culturally and sexually inclusive. The latter won the Australian Book Design Award in the Educational Texts for Young People Category ; and achieved a  Highly Commended in the Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing.  With PFLAGs and schools around Australia, Maria wrote When Our Children Come Out: how to support LGBTIQ young people in our families, schools and communities.

Maria’s current research is with Aboriginal people with Southern European heritage (Mobs and Wogs), exploring the contestations and connections between settler colonialism, racism and multiculturalism in Australia.

Contact: mariapc@deakin.edu.au

Websites: https://deakin.academia.edu/mariapallottachiarolli / https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Pallotta-Chiarolli