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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

Four Brave Women: Summer Hill café empowers refugee entrepreneurs

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenFour Brave Women is open for business!

Developed as a joint initiative between The Trading Circle, a division of the charity Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and SSI, Four Brave Women is a café and community space where refugees have the opportunity to create a sustainable income for themselves using their culinary skills. It is a creative and inclusive space that celebrates different cultures through food and art.

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