Be inspired by the stories, anecdotes and contemplations of a man who fights for fairness and justice. Julian Burnside is an “Australian Living Treasure’. Julian Burnside will share his striving for responsible living and optimism. Meet inspiring grass root Melbourne based organisations doing incredible work within our community.
Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide variety of high-profile cases. Julian Burnside is a practicing QC, Chairman of the board of Chamber Music Australia, initiated ‘Letters to Asylum seekers’, ’founder of ‘FourtyfiveDownstairs Gallery and Theatre , Ambassador for The Hot Potato – The Road to Transformation, facilitator of ‘Compassion without Borders’ website. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009, "for service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fundraiser, and to the law."
Adam McKay - Helping Hoops
Helping Hoops is all about offering opportunities to young people who are suffering from disadvantage.
Helping Hoops specifically focuses on building self-esteem, aiding social cohesion, instilling discipline, developing goal setting and leadership skills, and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.
Susan Yengi - The Social Studio
The Social Studio is a safe place of belonging that strives to create awareness and change public perceptions for people who have experienced being a refugee.
6.00-6.30 Participants gather. Refreshments available
6.30-7.00 Julian Burnside – keynote speaker
7.00–7.20 Q and A from floor
7.20-7.40 Adam McKay & Susan Yengi
7.40-8.00 Informal conversation and sharing of ideas
Lennox Street Exchange
285 Lennox Street
Richmond Vic 3121
How to get here:
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