“Inspirational Women: Ideas Worth Sharing”

GLAPD supported the  “Inspirational Women: Ideas Worth Sharing” event on 6 March 2013.  The event was hosted by the Sydney Development Circle in cooperation with Rotary International’s Global Leadership program. The event featured Naomi Steer, founding National Director of Australia for UNHCR, Carol Angir, Senior Program Coordinator for ActionAid’s violence against women program and Gemma Sisia, Australian founder of St Jude’s School in Tanzania.

Juliana Nkrumah AO hosted the evening which featured much African music and dance.

The photos above are courtesy of Louise Whelan, who sits on GLAPD’s Council of advisers. Louis displayed photos at the event that document all the different ethnic groups that make up Australia. These photos are part of a collection she is compiling for the State and National libraries.  Collectively these photos have created a new visual dialogue of what Australia looks like in the 21st century. Louise’s work can be seen on www.australiansall.photoshelter.com.

Collaborators on this event included ActionAid, African Professionals of Australia, African Studies Assoc of Australasia and the Pacific; Australia for UNHC; Clay International Partners; Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development; HandUp Congo; Macquarie University Equity and Diversity Unit; Global Leadership Program; Ruby Connection; Sydney Development Circle; Whelan Photography.