Yassmin Abdel-Magied Public Lecture

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Unconscious Bias: What is it and how can we deal with it?

A public lecture by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope.

At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change.

In this funny, honest, empathetic talk, Yassmin challenged us to look beyond our initial perceptions, and to open doors to new ways of supporting others.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social justice advocate, writer and petrol head. Debut author at 24 with the coming-of-age-memoir, Yassmin's Story, the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Yassmin founded the non-for-profit Youth Without Borders at age 16.

This public lecture was sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, the City of Perth Library and Boffins Books