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Image: Photographic print of McKew's Café interior, Wunderlich Limited,1923. Powerhouse Collection

WSU Panel 2 A Seat at the Table

Western Sydney University & Powerhouse

A Seat at the Table explores the role of food as the cornerstone of a multicultural society. Speakers will examine how food raises critical questions around production, consumption and identity. The modern Australian diet is built on a multiplicity of traditions, but does this mean that everyone gets a seat at the table?

Dr Sukhmani Khorana, Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University. Author of The Tastes and Politics of Inter-Cultural Food in Australia.

Lina Jebeile is an advocate for the food of her Lebanese heritage and is the creative force behind The Lebanese Plate, and Spread Hummus Not Hate.

Marjorie Tenchavez, founder and Director of Welcome Merchant, a social enterprise liasing between refugee food entrepreneurs and the wider community. Tenchavez has a master degree in Human Rights and Democratisation.

Hosted by Sheila Ngọc Phạm, a writer and producer working across public health, media and the arts. Her writing on food can be found in anthologies and publications including Roads & Kingdoms, Fields & Stations and SBS Food.


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