3 July. Food Governance Conference 2019. In conjunction with the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Law School will be hosting the second Food Governance Conference. The conference will explore how law, policy, and regulation address food system challenges or contribute to them at local, national, regional, and global levels. This includes issues such as food security, food safety, food sustainability, equity and social justice in global food systems, and nutrition: under/malnutrition, obesity, and non-communicable disease. Cost: various, Registration essential. Sydney Law School, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown. Enquiries: Professional Learning & Community Engagement (02) 9351 0429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

3 July. Literary Event by Gleebooks: Tara June Winch – The Yield. The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha. Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch’s The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity. Cost: $12/$9/gleeclub free, booking essential. 6pm for 6.30pm start. Upstairs at 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney. Enquiries: (02) 9660 2333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and Registration.

4 July. The War on Slavery: Kevin Hyland OBE. In conversation with ABC’s Andrew West. Kevin Hyland OBE is the first and now former UK Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner, and author and lead negotiator for the UN Global Agenda SDG 8.7, addressing the ending of child labour by 2025 and eradicating all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking by 2030. Special Guests include Jennifer Burn, NSW Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Paul Green, Sponsor NSW Modern Slavery Private Members Bill 2018. Join this thought-provoking discussion and call to action. Organised by STOP THE TRAFFIK together with Oxfam Australia and War on Slavery. Cost: $30, booking essential as places are limited. 4.00 to 6.30pm. Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney. Enquiries: Jane Jeffes 0403 232 134 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OR Becky Honey 0424 168 725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and Registration.

4 to 6 July. Transforming Vocation - Work and Faith Conference. This conference will provide an opportunity for participants to engage at the highest level in theological and practical reflection on the nature of work, the changing cultural and economic landscape in which we now operate as workers. Cost: various, booking essential. Morling College - 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park; Access via Saunders Close. Enquiries: Katherine Lawless (02) 9878 0201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and Registration.

5 July. ‘My Faith in the Wake of the Royal Commission’. An evening with Robert Fitzgerald AM, former Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse. Have you wondered how to reconcile the sexual abuse crisis in the church with your Catholic faith? This event features the personal reflections of Robert Fitzgerald AM. Please join the social justice group (called “Repair my House”) at St Francis of Assisi Paddington and St Joseph’s Edgecliff for an inclusive and supportive talk and discussion. 7.00 pm – 8.15pm, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 457-459 Oxford Street Paddington, NSW. Parking is non-existent so it would be best to take public transport. This is a free event, but please register here for catering purposes.

6 July. Living Justice with Nick and Christine Caine – Alexandria. Join Micah Australia and The Justice Conference for a special one-off event, equipping you to pursue justice and influence the world for good. Featuring A21 founders Christine and Nick Caine, this event is an opportunity for Christians passionate about social change to hear directly from those who are on the frontline in the global fight against injustice. Cost: $25 to $30, registration essential. Morning tea provided. 9.30am to 1.00pm. Hillsong Alexandria Campus, 65 Doody St, Alexandria. Enquiries: Beck Wilesmith 0403 569 773 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

10 July. Literary Event by Gleebooks: Jane McAdam & Fiona Chong – ‘Refugee Rights & Policy Wrongs’. In conversation with Richard Ackland. In their new book, Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong find that Australia’s policies towards refugees have hardened since their previous bestselling book was published five years ago. Now, ‘Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs’ provides a wholly updated account of Australian refugee law and policy. Clearly and carefully, they explain who a refugee is, what rights refugees have under international law, and whether Australia’s policies on offshore processing, detention, boat turnbacks and so on violate Australia’s obligations under international law. The crucial information and depth of understanding this book offers has never been more urgent. Cost: $12/$9/gleeclub free, booking essential. 6pm for 6.30pm start. Upstairs at 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney. Enquiries: (02) 9660 2333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and Registration.

25 to 26 July. Conference: Children, Migration and the Right to Health. This two-day conference will bring together leading academics and organisations working with child migrants, including the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, UNHCR and other interested parties. Migrant Children in situations of displacement face a heightened risk of discrimination, disadvantage, exclusion and even physical and psychological abuse. Recent years have seen dramatic failures in policy and practice in countries seen traditionally as leaders in this field. In this context, the need to re-examine procedures, share knowledge and resources, and devise practical strategies has never been more important - to support and empower those children most at risk of falling through the cracks. Cost: Free, Registration essential. 8.45am to 4.30pm for two days. Sydney Law School, Law Annexe, Level 1, New Law Building (F10A), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown. Enquiries: (02) 2 9351 0248 or email. Information and Registration.

28 July. 2019 Abraham Conference. The Abraham Conference brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims, and plays an important role in promoting interfaith cohesion between the members of the three religions and cooperation for the common good. This year’s Abraham Conference is titled ‘Healing Memories, Making History: Genuine encounters in the present will redeem our past for a different future.’ International keynote speaker is Rev Dr Diego Sarrio Cucarella, Rector of the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome. The moderator will be broadcaster Mr John Cleary. Organised and hosted by a Coordinating Committee made up of official representatives from Affinity Intercultural Foundation, the Australian Egyptian Forum Council, the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW & ACT. Cost: Various, Registration essential. 1.30 to 5.30pm. Parramatta Mission Fellowship Hall, 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta. Information.

30 July. SCARF Monthly Trivia Night. Get your brain into gear and come on the last Tuesday of each month for SCARF’s fundraiser trivia nights. All proceeds will go to Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families (SCARF), a local not-for-profit organisation that supports newly arrived refugee entrants settling in the Illawarra. Your donations will assist in the continuation of programs such as Homework Help, Learner to Provisional Driver, and Volunteer Family Mentoring. TryBooking proudly supports charities by donating back all booking fees. Cost: $15 to $20, Registration essential. 6.00pm for 6.30pm start until 9.30pm. The Little Prince (outdoor area), Globe Lane, Wollongong (next to Chocolateria San Churro). Enquiries: (02) 4224 8646 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

30 July. Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network (AFTINET) Fundraising Dinner. The annual AFTINET trade justice fundraising dinner will present delicious Turkish food, entertaining speakers and great company with people committed to fair trade in our region and around the globe. Guest speaker Isabel McIntosh left a corporate career to join NSW’s movement against coal seam gas in 2012. As a Lock the Gate activist she worked with AFTINET to campaign against provisions in the TPP and other trade agreements that allow global corporations to sue governments over environmental laws. There will be a raffle and an auction, and all proceeds will help AFTINET continue its campaigns on trade justice. $79.50 per person or $635.50 for a table of eight. 6.00pm, Erciyes Turkish Restaurant, 409 Cleveland St., Surry Hills. Bookings close 23 July. Make your booking here.

31 July to 1 August. Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence ANZ Forum. Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence ANZ is the leading annual forum and will bring together key stakeholders from across New Zealand and Australia to share practical strategies and programs to create pathways to overcome domestic, family and sexual violence. The two-day program will cover recent government initiatives, technological innovations, protecting children from the trauma of domestic violence, first-hand accounts from domestic violence survivors, long-term behaviour change strategies with perpetrators of violence; helping victims navigate the legal system and strategies to stop sexual violence. Cost: various, Registration essential – use the VIP code APO10 to receive a 10% discount. Deluxe City Hotel in Sydney CBD – Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event and registered delegates will be notified.  Enquiries: (02) 9188 8950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

 

 

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