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2014 NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM + AGM

Amnesty International Australia

Saturday, 5 July 2014 at 8:15 AM - Sunday, 6 July 2014 at 3:45 PM (AEST)

2014 NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM + AGM

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
Includes entry to all sessions on Saturday and Sunday plus lunch and entry to Saturday evening's cocktail function (incl canapes)
Ended $50.00 $3.24
Concession
Includes entry to all sessions on Saturday and Sunday plus lunch and entry to Saturday evening's cocktail function (including canapes)
Ended $20.00 $1.89
AIA members
Includes entry to all sessions on Saturday and Sunday plus lunch and entry to Saturday evening's cocktail function (including canapes) NB.
Ended $20.00 $1.89
AGM - Sunday only
Includes entry to all sessions on Sunday
Ended Free $0.00
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LOCAL ACTION, GLOBAL MOVEMENT

National Human Rights Forum

This year Amnesty International Australia's National Annual General Meeting will be a weekend long national human rights forum featuring a raft of workshops, presentations, panel discussions and activities focussing on key human rights topics.

This event will bring together activists, supporters, community organisations and members of the community  for a unique opportunity to discuss some of the key issues of our time.

Most importantly, the event will seek to inspire, equip and empower individuals to take their own action to grow the global human rights movement.

Tickets cover admission to all sessions over the weekend, lunch each day and entry to a cocktail function on Saturday evening at Loop Bar, located in Melbourne’s CBD, off Bourke Street, near Parliament Station.  

To find out more, visit www.amnesty.org.au/humanrightsforum2014.

If you need any assistance paying the attendance fee, please email aianagm@amnesty.org.au.


Supporters

The Victorian Branch of Amnesty International Australia acknowledges the support provided by:

Loop BarOfficeWorks 

  

SATURDAY 5 JULY 2014

8:15am                 REGISTRATION

9:15am                 WELCOME

9:45am                 SESSION 1

'A conversation with Thiha Yarzar - the Story of a Burmese Prisoner of War'

Hosted by: Kerri Ritchie (ABC 7.30 Program)

11:00am               SESSION 2: WORKSHOP A

‘How to write about human rights: Writing for change’

Presented by: Right Now

‘Creativity and the Prophetic Imagination: Using the spoken word to bring change’

Facilitated by: Joel McKerrow (Author, Performance Poet, Educator)

‘Gay rights in Russia’

Presented by: Carl Katter

(Advocate and lobbyist for marriage equality and equal rights for LGBTIQ Australians)

‘Cyber Activism Forum’

Including a presentation from Jeanie Foster (March Australia)

‘Decriminalising sex work - What are the issues?’

Chaired by James Milsom (Amnesty International Australia)

12:15pm               SESSION 3: WORKSHOP B

‘How to write about human rights: Writing for change’

Presented by: Right Now

‘Creativity and the Prophetic Imagination: Using the spoken word to bring change’

Facilitated by: Joel McKerrow (Author, Performance Poet, Educator)

‘Gay rights in Russia’

Presented by: Carl Katter

(Advocate and lobbyist for marriage equality and equal rights for LGBTIQ Australians)

‘Responding to the suffering of victims of war’

Facilitated by: Jonathan O’Donahue (Amnesty International Australia)

‘Indigenous Youth Justice Campaign Q&A’

Presented by: Desley Mather (Amnesty International Australia)

Sarah Holloway (Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service/Amnesty International Australia)

1:15pm                 LUNCH

2:15pm                 SESSION 4

‘Women’s Rights: A Human Right’

Kate Jenkins (Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissioner)

Sue Hendy (CEO, Council for Ageing)

Kate Auty (Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, Melbourne University)

Professor Supriya Singh (RMIT University)

3:00pm                 SESSION 5

‘Practical and humane alternatives to Australia’s current asylum seeker policy’

Presented by: Associate Professor Dr Savitri Taylor (La Trobe University)

Professor Penelope Mathew (Griffith Law School (Brisbane))

Jessie Taylor (Co-creator of 'Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea', Victorian Bar)

4:00pm                 BREAK

4:15pm                 SESSION 6

‘Changing the conversation about asylum seekers & refugees':

Expert Panel Q&A

Co-hosted by the Human Rights Law Centre

                                Panellists:

Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM (CEO/Founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)

Daniel Webb (Director of Legal Advocacy, Human Rights Law Centre)

Claire Mallinson (Amnesty International Australia)

Associate Professor Dr Savitri Taylor (La Trobe University)

Professor Penelope Mathew (Australian National University)

5:45pm                 CLOSE

6:00pm                 COCKTAIL FUNCTION

 


SUNDAY 6 JULY 2014

8:30am             Welcome and Opening to the AGM from the National President

8:50am             AGM Governance: Part I

9:05am             AIA Branch Reports

9:45am             BREAK

10:00am           SESSION 7

                        Tackling homophobia

                        Presented by: Jason Ball

                        (VFL footballer, ambassador for Beyond Blue and LGBTIQ advocate)

10:45am           AGM Governance: Part II

11:30am           SESSION 8: WORKSHOPS

12:30pm           Debate and Voting on Resolutions

1:00pm             LUNCH

2:00pm             Questions on Notice to the Board

2:20pm             AGM Governance: Part III

2:45pm             SESSION 11: 'One Amnesty: Our Global Movement'

3:30pm             AGM Governance: Part IV

3:40pm             Wrap-up

3:45pm             Close and Action!

 

 


FAQs


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements or an age limit to enter the human rights forum at the Parliament House of Victoria.

However, persons attending the social event on Saturday evening at Loop Bar must be over the age of 18 and ID will be required.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Parliament House of Victoria is located across the road from Parliament Train Station (follow the signs to the Bourke St exit).  The 96 and 86 trams stop across the road at the corner of Bourke and Spring Streets.

There is on street parking available subject to Melbourne City Council parking restrictions and charges. There is paid off street parking available at private car parks in the area (eg on Bourke St).


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries, please feel free to email vicbranchpresident@amnesty.org.au.


Can I update my registration information?

If you need to update your registration information, please email vicbranchpresident@amnesty.org.au.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.


What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. 


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes.  Simply email vicbranchpresident@amnesty.org.au.

 

Have questions about 2014 NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM + AGM? Contact Amnesty International Australia

When & Where


Parliament of Victoria
Spring St
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Australia

Saturday, 5 July 2014 at 8:15 AM - Sunday, 6 July 2014 at 3:45 PM (AEST)


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Organiser

Amnesty International Australia

Amnesty is a global community of millions of people in more than 150 countries.Every one of us knows the power of working together to achieve something great. Every day, every action we take makes a positive difference to someone’s life. This is what makes Amnesty special. We are a member-led community. We are independently funded by people like you, so we can tell it like it is.

Our activists, members, volunteers and supporters help to shape our priorities and campaigns - and the National Human Rights Forum + AGM is an important way of doing this.

At this event, we are encouraging our activists, members, volunteers, supporters and partner organisations to come together and hear from some inspiring and courageous people, and share our ideas and experiences.

This is a unique opportunity to discuss some of the key issues of our time and learn ways to communicate, advocate and inspire others to take effective action to improve human rights.

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