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Reducing poverty, achieving justice – a SDG related Q and A discussion

116,427 people were homeless in Australia on Census night 2016, including 43,552 young people – and yet some people argue that Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty doesn’t apply to developed countries like Australia.

Poverty is more than a lack of income – it is also about hunger and malnutrition; reduced access to education and other basic services; social exclusion and having no say in decision-making.

Come along and be part of this important discussion about what is being done in Victoria, Australia and internationally to work towards SDG 1 and SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Mary Sayers, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, VCOSS: Victorian Council of Social Services
Mary works in close partnership with the CEO to support the organisation, members, the development of policy and sector sustainability activities. Prior to VCOSS, Mary was the Manager Family, Children and Young People at the City of Whittlesea (2012 to 2014). Mary is on the Board of QEC Early Parenting Centre.

Maureen Dawson-Smith, Victorian Community Programs Manager, Red Cross
Maureen is responsible for developing a range of justice, youth wellbeing, social inclusion, patient transport and placed based programs across Victoria. Maureen’s management values and expertise have significantly benefited from six years in community development roles, including working for an indigenous community in the Gibson Desert; Tonga in the Pacific Islands and as the Director of the World Food Program in Namibia.

WHEN: 6-7.30pm, Tuesday 15 May
WHERE: Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
TICKETS: $15 UNAAV or Melbourne Athenaeum Library Members
$25 UNAAV and Melbourne Athenaeum Library non-members.
Tickets include a glass of wine.
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