"Transformative change through a social justice model of leadership"
Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM
CEO and Founder Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
Kon Karapanagiotidis has been a human rights advocate for the past 25 years. As a lawyer, social worker and teacher, Kon has worked at the coalface with communities experiencing inequality and oppression from people seeking asylum to Indigenous Australians, survivors of sexual abuse to the homeless. Kon’s commitment to social justice come from his parents experiences of discrimination and exploitation and his own personal experiences of racism growing up.
At 28, Kon founded the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). Established in the space of 8 weeks as a class project while a teacher, the ASRC has now gone on to become Australia’s largest organisation helping people seeking asylum. Over 12,000 people have now been helped via a team of over 1200 volunteers and 80 staff who deliver 30 life changing programs, all without a cent of Federal Government funding.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is limited street parking available near the Ormond College entrance, along with parking at the University of Melbourne nearby. The College is also easily accessible by tram 19 via Royal Parade.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not need to bring your printed ticket. There will be a door list on the day based on online bookings.