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Global Goals Academy-refugees rights & positive contributions to society

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RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, Building No 80, Room 10.14

445 Swanston Street

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The United Nations Association of Australia Victorian Young Professionals is pleased to present our upcoming Global Goals Academy event on refugees and immigration.

What does it mean to be a refugee in Australia? This event will open up dialogue to recognise the positive contribution of migrants and refugees and promotes the notion that all human beings should be allowed to fulfill their potential in dignity, equality and a healthy environment.

We have a fantastic line up of speakers who will join in a panel discussion which will inspire attendees to examine the social responsibility of developed countries, particularly Australia, to support refugees.


Location: RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, Building No 80, Room 10.14

Date: Wednesday, 28th June 2017

Time: 6:30pm- Please arrive 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start


Key speakers will include;

Emmanuel

Emmanuel comes from a family of five children and spent the majority of his life in refugee camps in Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe before moving to Hobart at age 19. Despite having minimal formal education prior to his arrival in Tasmania, Emmanuel was a high achiever who received an ATAR of over 97 in year 12. He subsequently graduated with a double degree in Science and Commerce from Monash University. At present, Emmanuel is a Teach For Australia Associate who channels his passion and enthusiasm for maths and science to inspire young students at Melton Secondary College. He is an advocate for addressing educational disadvantage and enjoys dancing in his spare time. Emmanuel is also one of six first time teachers recently featured in an observational documentary on SBS known as 'Testing Teachers'. He will speak to his personal experiences growing up in refugee camps and the way this has shaped his desire to give back to the community by focusing his talents in the Australian education sector.

Jennifer Kanis

Jennifer Kanis is a Senior Associate in the Social Justice Practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. Jennifer’s qualifications and experience include employment, industrial relations and anti-discrimination law, politics and teaching. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was the Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Jennifer is also a Board Director at Victoria Legal Aid and Melbourne Health.

David Carolan

David is a Barrister in Victoria and received a scholarship from Monash University to intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was also a member of Hall & Wilcox’s pro bono committee and a volunteer lawyer and migration agent at Refugee Legal. He also acted on a pro bono basis in a number of High Court matters associated with the M68 and M80 refugee cases run by the Human Rights Law Centre.

Kerry Boland UNAAV Board Member (facilitator)

Kerry is currently a member of the Refugee Status Review Tribunal and has worked as an international consultant with UN agencies in the field of human rights and protection.

Don't delay in purchasing your ticket so you don't miss out on what promises to be an insightful event.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.




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