Next In Conversation guest speaker revealed


Former Socceroo captain, award-winning broadcaster, Australian Multicultural Council member and human rights activist Craig Foster.

Renowned for tackling big issues, Venue 114’s upcoming In Conversation event should spark some powerful dialogue.

In Conversation – Becoming Anti-Racist will feature former Socceroo captain, award-winning broadcaster, Australian Multicultural Council member and human rights activist Craig Foster as special guest.

This powerful event invites attendees to join Mr. Foster and the panelists in openly discussing the impact racism can have on the Sunshine Coast community.

Scheduled for Friday, July 22 at venue 114, Bokarina, this unique breakfast experience warmly welcomes everyone.

Well known for representing Australia on the international football stage, followed by a career in sports broadcasting, Craig was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2021 for his significant services to multiculturalism, human rights and refugee support organisations, and football.

He is a humanitarian recognized for his advocacy in favor of sport and human rights.

“We all have a responsibility to break down barriers to equal social participation for our fellow Australians and that means acknowledging and understanding racism, being willing to hear about the experiences of those around us and being caring and sensitive to their well-being. be in our daily lives. lives,” Mr. Foster said.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councilor David Law said the community is proud to host leaders in the field of affirmative action and social harmony.

“Venue 114’s In Conversation event provides the perfect stage to facilitate a conversation about what it means to be anti-racist as an individual and as a society,” said Cr Law.

“As part of the council’s Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, we are committed to creating a strong, connected, inclusive and cohesive community.

“In Conversation events were founded on a passion to educate, engage and empower our community, to sow seeds of thought and invite growth.

“The theme Becoming Anti-Racist will invite robust, uncomfortable yet important discussions about how we all have a responsibility to be anti-racist.”

Joining Mr. Foster in a powerful and thought-provoking discussion is MC Mackayla Jefferies and the panelists:

– David Hollinsworth, adjunct professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

– Peppi Bueti, director of Sunny Comms.

– Christine Thomas of the Cygnet Center Peacebuilding and Transformation.

– Walters Nkemfack, founder and coordinator of the Sunshine Coast African Diaspora Community.

Alongside this impactful conversation, guests will enjoy the exquisite flavors of a menu prepared by highly regarded local caterers, Penfolds Catering, and a performance by Australian/Fijian singer-songwriter Andrea Kirwin.

In conversation – Being anti-racist:

When: Friday, July 22, 2022

Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Venue: Lieu114, 114 Athletes Parade, Bokarina

Cost: $49.50 per person including breakfast

Tickets: Book now at venue114.com.au/events/in-conversation-coming-soon/

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