Join us for an inspiring and important day all about Human Right’s Activism in the Canberra and Southern NSW Regions.
Saturday, May 20 at 9 AM – 4:30 PM
This year we’re running MP engagement and personal narrative training during our afternoon workshops.
We’ve also locked in two inspiring guest speakers for our micro-conference including Bill Bashford, founder of the Solid Young Fellas program to reconnect young Aboriginal boys with their culture, to help them continue their education or training, find employment and become the leaders of the future.
From this came a twin program for girls, Solid Young Sistas, with plans now for a women’s program to strengthen families and establish support networks, particularly for single mothers. In 2012 Bill was honoured with the ACT NAIDOC Community Spirit Award for his work with the Solid Young Fellas program and his contribution to the ACT community. Read more here.
Our second guest speaker is Deborah Evans, founder of TJILLARI Justice, a child advocacy and rights organisation that works as an early intervention and crime prevention initiative. She was successful in obtaining an ACT Micro Grant to cover the set up costs and has been supported by Lighthouse Business Innovation since. Deborah has worked tirelessly, with no financial rewards, to get this program up and running and in was awarded Woman of Spirit by Lifeline in 2016. Read more here
Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Register via the ticket link and please share with your groups and contacts. Please advise us of any dietary requirements as soon as possible.
You can view the official meeting notice and agenda here.
For more info about the AGM, email actbranchsecretary@amnesty