Invitation Homelessness, Poverty, Social Entrepreneurship
Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on December 2nd, 2008
What: “KICKING GOALS â€“ CHANGING LIVES”: Discussions about homelessness, poverty, social entrepreneurship and making a change
When: 3-5 December, 2008
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Moderator: Ms Tracee Hutchison, a writer, broadcaster, reporter for ABC TVs 7.30 Report and Saturday Age Opinion columnist.
Wednesday 3 December – Kicking Goals – Changing Lives A discussion with young people about street soccer, crime, homelessness, poverty, achievement against the odds and how young people can make a difference in the world. Before the matches kick off, come along and hear how the next generation are changing the world for the better.
Mr Dan Adams â€“ Make Poverty History and The Oaktree Foundation (age 21 years)
Mr Emmanuel Bismyfâ€“ Child soldier from Sierra Leone, former Australian Street Socceroo and Reach Ambassador (age 19 years)
Mr Tom Hurley â€“ Yr 10 student who volunteers to teach young African children English (age 16 years)
Ms Sarah McLardy â€“ Yr 11 student, Reach Ambassador, Board Member of the Mali Initiative (age 17 years) Time & Date: 10.00am to 11.00am, Wednesday 3rd December 2008 – plan to arrive by 9.45am
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Thursday 4 December – Changing lives through social entrepreneurship: the challenges and achievements How do change-makers, community and business leaders make a difference to homelessness and poverty and deal with the many challenges including the impact of the global financial crisis?
Ms Moira Rayner â€“ Consultant and former Victorian Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Melbourne
Mr Phil Ruthven â€“ IBISWorld Executive Chairman, Melbourne
Ms Jane Tewson CBE â€“ Founder and Director Pilotlight Australia
Mr Mel Young – Co Founder, Homeless World Cup, Scotland
Time & Date: 6.00pm to 7.30pm Thursday 4th December 2008 – entry from 5.30pm
Friday 5 December – Women kicking goals around the world
Committed women from Australia and overseas share their stories,experiences, visions and skills related to the concerns of poverty and social disadvantage.
Aretha Briggs – Youth Justice Worker, Anglicare and traditional land owner
of the Yorta Yorta lands of Ulupna and Woiwurrung lands of Wonga territory Wurrundjerri-ballak, Melbourne
Ms Cindy Coltman – Program Director Women Win, Amsterdam
Ms Anne Hooker – Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison, Melbourne
Ms Jan Owen AM – Executive Director Social Ventures Australia, Melbourne
Time & Date: 12.30 pm to 1.30pm Friday 5th December 2008 entry from 12.00pm