Charis Ensemble

In 2017 a little group of women living around the South West found each other and became a happy sisterhood. They recognised each other by their wild fluffy hair, colourful garments, shiny faces and creative vibrations. They began meeting together regularly to study the art of thankfulness and other beautiful things women need to do life well. Then they began to have sing a longs around the piano..and Charis Ensemble was born! Comprised of luscious ladies hailing from Cowaramup, Yallingup, Manjimup, Dunsborough and Margaret River; Charis (meaning GRACE, kindness and life in Greek) Ensemble are just spreading their wings into musical experimentation with four part harmonies, acoustic instruments, body percussions and drumming. And it’s their pleasure to take you on a musical journey at the Deep Listeni g Festival!

Suresh Rajan

Suresh Rajan is a passionate advocate of things multicultural. He has lived and breathed multiculturalism for many years. He is an entertaining and engaging speaker and will do these things in a non-threatening fashion. In his talk Suresh will introduce you to:

* The Diversity that is WA

* The truth about the statistics and the level of diversity

* Aspects of service delivery for the various religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism

* Practices that you need to adopt in catering for these differences

* The WA Charter of Multiculturalism

* The Substantive Equality programme in WA

Refugees and our way of life

Suresh was CEO of the Epilepsy Association of WA and President of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance. He is the Chair of West Australians for Racial Equality and Secretary of the Ethnic Communities Council of WA.

This is an opportunity to engage one of WA’s leading speakers on matters multicultural to bring you up to date with the latest thinking in this area.