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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.

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Refugee turned citizen feels privileged to have a say

Paz Roman smiling to camera.At 17, Paz Roman was nominated as Young Australian of the Year, mostly for her volunteer work. Ironically, she wasn’t an Australian. She came here from Chile as a refugee with her family when she was just a baby, and despite living in Australia since then, she struggled with the idea of becoming a citizen.  

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