Community, community, community - let's make a great community event to celebrate inclusion. Bring your kids and families along to celebrate stories, music, song in Hindi and English, Tamil and English - for Multiculural Month -fabulous - Sunday 25th March 11 am-2 p.m. at The State Library of New South Wales.
Book online for your cute flying elephant too -http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/learning/kids-and-families -
What a moving and important event with Phil Glendenning Director of Edmund Rice Centre for Social Justice and President of the Refugee Council who spoke to hundred of teens about justice. Tim O'Connor Director of Communications at Amnesty International Australia got the kids enthused, for Dr Munjed Al Muderis, an Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a leader in computerised limbs for the disabled, a Squadron Leader in the Australia Air Force Reserve, Ambassador of the Australian Red Cross - his escape from Iraq made me cry. How lucky are we, that he's an Aussie now.
It was just a feast of talks and questions, discussions and empowerment - thankyou to Edmund Rice Centre and to Marissa and Carmel for the organisation - loved every minute of it!
Other amazing speakers Melina Marchetta, Robin Morrow, Mem FoxPatricia Genat of the The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Jill Finnane eco justice campaigner for Pacific Calling Partnership song writers Louise and Mark Raue, composer Joel Robards and I spoke too about 'Elephants Have Wings' - book coming end of April.Beth was bookseller today at a Justice Literary Event at Santa Sabina College in Sydney where stellar people such as Mem Fox, Melina Marchetta, Susanne Gervay and Robin Morrow discussed the power of books in changing the world for the better. We need writers to offer reflections of our better selves! #childrensbookshopbeecroft #childrensbookshop #paulsbooktrail2018 @m_marchetta1988 @susanne_gervay @santasabinacollege ... See MoreSee Less
Heroes - escaping iraq because he refused Saddam Hussein’s order to mutilate prisoners - by boat he arrived in Oz - Prof Munjed Al Muderis who is now a Sydney surgeon helping others. Phil Glendenning President of Refugee Council of Australia ... Justice Literary Event for young people - so humbled to be a speaker in this incredible conference.