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This Speakers’ Series will explore how and why young Muslims might be feeling disenfranchised within the Australian community and attracted to an extreme religious ideology. What has been done? What can be done?

Join us for an evening of engaging discussion that will explore these current and complicated issues.

On the panel and contributing to the discussion will be:

  • Maha Abdo, OAM - CEO, United Muslim Women Association
  • Dr Jan Ali - Sociologist of Islam; Senior Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
  • Lydia Shelly - Lawyer, community activist and a member of the Muslim Legal Network
  • Fourth panellist TBC

Facilitated by Matt Khoury – Editor, The Point Magazine (community-based, youth-focused digital publication)

Date: Monday March 16, 2015
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: SSI Head Office, Auditorium

Registration opens Monday February 16, 2015. FREE entry for SSI staff and volunteers.

Success stories

Kamiran and Zozan - A taste of Syria in Coffs Harbour

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Kamiran and Zozan came to Australia from Syria with their family two years ago. Their life in Syria revolved around owning a restaurant specialising in delicious, local cuisine, frequented by friends, family and the community on a regular basis. Here in Australia, they’re re-discovering their passion for food, and are looking to bring a taste of Syria for the Coffs Harbour community to enjoy.

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