Have you been waiting to tell your MIGRANT story?
“The Indian Mate’, a book, served as inspiration for the upcoming event on 16th December at Melbourne immigration Museum and it aims to showcase the vibrant and diverse lives of different migrants, capturing the essence of their journey, struggles, and successes.
The two volumes of the Indian Mate relive a story of people who left behind everything that they have ever known to create a better future for themselves and their loved ones; people who are from two different countries,
but don’t fully belong to either; people who realise that their lives in two different countries have forged a new identity for them.
The volumes are a journey from Namaste to How-r-ya.
Sharing these stories will not only foster understanding and empathy but also enrich the cultural tapestry of our community.
As of now, confirmed speakers for the event include the distinguished Pia Miranda and Divesh Sareen. They are excited to share their perspectives and insights on the migrant experience and growing up as first-generation migrants enriching the discourse surrounding this essential topic.
|Much loved for her breakout role in LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, Pia is part of Australian Film and Television history. She was the winner of series 4 of AUSTRALIAN SURVIVOR Champions V Contenders where she struggled through 50 days in the Fijian jungle to ultimately be unanimously crowned the Sole Survivor making television history with an impressive 9-0 victory.
Most recently she has appeared on WOULD I LIE TO YOU, THE COOK UP, THE HUNDRED with Andy Lee and was revealed as the loveable THONG on THE MASKED SINGER. This year Pia appeared on DANCING WITH THE STARS and co-stared this year in the action thriller HEAT on Channel 10. Pia’s memoir Finding my Bella Vita launched September 2023.
|Divesh Sareen is an Indian-born Australian entrepreneur and author who moved to Australia when he was 21 to study for his Master’s in Information Technology.
He moved to Australia with $1000 in his pocket, and has since worked his way up to lead tech teams and deliver innovative solutions to businesses across the globe.
Divesh loves solving problems and is the author of the 2-book series entitled – ‘The Indian Mate’. The two volumes share the journey from Namaste to HowRYa acting as a source of inspiration for people who belong to more than one country.
Call for Submissions:
They are currently inviting submissions from individuals who have a migrant story to tell. If you or someone you know has a compelling narrative, they are encourage you to submit it for consideration. Selected stories will have the opportunity to be featured at their event, providing a platform for these stories to be heard and appreciated. Submissions are FREE. The deadline for submissions is 31st October, 2023 and might be extended by two weeks if needed.
Sharing these stories is an essential part of understanding and celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our society.
Event Title: Migrant – People that belong to more than one Nation
Date: December 16, 2023
Venue: Melbourne Immigration Museum
Occasion: International Migrants Day