Human Rights with Patrician Brothers Schools & Human Rights Writer and Poet Antjie Krog

Human Rights with Patrician Brothers Schools & Human Rights Writer and Poet Antjie Krog

Patrician Brothers Blacktown Boys School with Susanne Gervay, Immigrant Journey with 'Ships in the Field'What a day – driving across Sydney to speak to teenage boys at Patrician Brothers Blacktown, ending with an evening with South African writer and poet Antjie Krog at the Australian Human Rights Centre, Law Faculty, University of NSW.

Highlights:

The boys were from so many countries from Tonga, India to Sudan sharing – insights about the immigrant journey. The boys were thoughtful, intelligent and insightful.

Antjie shares insights about racism and apartheid and its devastating effects on the psyche of South Africa today. Very moving.

Antjie is staying at The Hughenden and loving Paddington-Woollahra, enjoyed walking around Centennial Parklands and walked right into the city.

Diane MacDonald photographer, author and poet Antje Krog at Australian Human Rights Centre Law Faculty UNSW

Immigrant Journeys, Antiji Krog author with South African student at Australiam Human Rights Centre UNSW Law School

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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