Lucille Cutting is a radio producer and presenter, and co-founder of The Pin, a platform discussing race, culture, and identity in Australia. The Pin was founded online in and has since gone on to host sold-out interview events in Melbourne and Hobart and events in Adelaide for WOMADelaide and at Splendour in the Grass. Lucille has presented and produced statewide and national radio programs for ABC Radio. Her writing is featured in Island Magazine, the Victorian Women’s Trust Journal and on ABC. Lucille believes strength can come through learning to tell your story with confidence and when you want to. Through a collaborative approach and education, she empowers others to do so.
Cultural responsiveness training
We offer support to organisations and departments that would like to build inclusive and responsive cultures. This includes:
- Providing education around how to take a critical approach to diversity. We specialise in training around anti-racist, human rights-focused and relational approaches.
- Supporting staff at different levels to feel confident to work with people whose cultures differ from their own.
- Exploring workplace practices, policies and procedures to promote inclusivity. This can include those impacting both staff and clientele.
- Exploring innovative approaches to identified problems.
- Supporting you to build on existing practices that are currently working well.
Our training team
Grace Williams is the Founder and Director of Citizen Tasmania, a cultural organisation that provides individuals with the means to tackle human rights challenges within their communities. She has directed films, published works, and presented internationally on the importance of engaging communities by empowering grassroots activism. Grace received the Tasmanian Human Rights Award Youth Award in 2018 for her documentary film Citizen that engaged communities in important discussions about human rights and diversity in Tasmania. In 2021 Grace produced and directed One a Week, which premiered at Paris Independent Film Festival. She was recently selected as the first Australian activist to join Nile Rodger’s New York-based We Are Family Foundation Youth to The Front for infusing arts and social justice into her project design and implementation of One a Week. She was recently published by Australian Quarterly, Oxford University Press and Black Inc.
Dr Kate Vincent
Kate is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours in 2011, and since that time, she has worked as a social worker in a variety of roles and contexts. In , she was awarded her PhD, which explored how whiteness (white Western ways of knowing, being and doing) operates within the social work profession, with a focus on practice with people of refugee background. Kate has over six years of experience both teaching and undertaking research focused on culture and diversity, inclusion, successful refugee resettlement, whiteness, intersectionality, power and privilege and decolonisation.
Seasonal Leadership Retreats
Join some of Tasmania’s greatest change markers for a three day fully catered retreat. Citizen Tasmania, in partnership with 2017 Tasmania Australian of the Year Rosalie Martin, delivers a cycle of powerful, seasonal leadership retreats focused on the courage to create change. Throughout the year, retreats are offered in summer, autumn, winter and spring. The courage to create change is a circle of trust event. It is a safe space within an international gathered community using powerful methods to explore the concepts of courage and change and deepen our insights. If we want to enrich our workplace, home and community, we need to cultivate courage. We can create change, gain clarity, bring our work to the world, know our love for this world and, together with others, find our way.
Film screenings and book distributions
We provide organisations including businesses, charities, or educational institutions with the opportunity to view our human rights documentaries through private or public screenings. This involves our volunteers facilitating the screenings for your organisation. We provide books and other materials to accompany screenings which enhance the viewing experience. These screening create a platform to discuss topics surrounding our documentaries as well as providing further education on human rights. These screenings are a way to spread awareness about human rights challenges and mobiles people to catalyse positive social change.