In 2014 Anu Krishnan set up Kulturbrille, with nothing more than an old lap top, a 2nd hand table, part time hours and a lot of hopes and dreams.
Kulturbrille (German for cultural lens) was born out of Anu’s drive to bridge cultural gaps and build cultural bridges between people and services and community. In her previous work roles, Anu had seen how one-size-fits-all models and one-note messaging often left many vulnerable people in the wind. A key aspect of her work is help mainstream services customise and adapt their practices to serve their diverse communities.
A big part of Anu Krishnan’s work is in the areas of family violence and mental health. In the last 6 years Anu has worked with several multicultural communities to train and equip community leaders to deal with family violence.
In 2019, Anu Krishnan was awarded the Multicultural Award for Excellence by the Victorian Multicultural Commission for her work on the prevention for family violence in diverse communities.
Anu would love to engage with people and organisations that want to have genuine and meaningful engagement with their diverse communities and bring greater depth to the relationships they have with their clients.
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This article was originally published by The Newcastle Herald on Tuesday 20th July, 2021. _________________________________________________________
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