The 30th Annual WJ Craig Lecture and Presentation of Anti-Poverty Awards

We warmly invite you to attend the 30th Annual WJ Craig Lecture & Presentation of the 2016 Anti-Poverty Awards.

This year's Lecture will be delivered by Seri Renkin, Managing Director of the ten20 Foundation.

Seri brings over twenty years’ experience in senior executive and advisory roles to her leadership of the ten20 Foundation. Having worked across the corporate, non-profit, philanthropic and government sectors, Seri has a unique perspective of how diverse sectors operate.

She utilises her strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial skills to build cross sector collaborations focussed on social impact. She joined ten20 as founding CEO in 2012.


About the WJ Craig Lecture
The Annual WJ Craig Lecture honours Connections’ history and the philanthropic legacy of William John Craig (1839 – 1899) and his family, which endures in the work of Connections to this day.

The Lecture aims to stimulate and encourage debate on important social issues.

About the Anti-Poverty Awards
The Anti-Poverty Awards recognise the many young people passionately working towards tackling inequality and injustice within Australia or abroad.

The awards acknowledge and highlight the hard work and dedication of individuals and schools across Australia who demonstrate a deep understanding of those in need.


When: Friday 21 October 2016

Where: Deakin Edge
Federation Square
1 Batman Avenue
Melbourne

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

RSVP: Christine Williams rsvp@connections.org.au or 1800 137 036 by Friday 14 October 2016

RSVP is essential

Refreshments provided

16 Sep 2016

Guest Speaker announced for the 29th Annual WJ Craig Lecture

The 2015 Annual WJ Craig Lecture will be delivered by Dean McWhirter, Assistant Commissioner, Family Violence Command.

In March 2015, Dean McWhirter was appointed Assistant Commissioner of the first Family Violence Command in an Australian policing jurisdiction. Assistant Commissioner McWhirter has been in the force for 35 years, specialising in the crime and intelligence areas and overseeing training at the Police Academy.

In my role as Assistant Commissioner of the Family Violence Command, I will be speaking out as loudly and as often as I can about family violence. There are too many people out there who are still suffering in silence.

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When: Friday 16 October 2015

Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Supper Room
Swanston Street
Melbourne

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

RSVP: Christine Luk rsvp@connections.org.au or 03 8792 8999 by Friday 9 October 2015


RSVP essential
Refreshments provided

 

16 Oct 2015

28th Annual WJ Craig Lecture and Presentation of Anti-Poverty Awards

You are invited to this year’s 28th Annual WJ Craig Lecture and Presentation of Anti-Poverty Awards

Delivering this year’s Lecture is Magistrate Leslie Fleming, Children’s Court Magistrate at the Melbourne Children’s Court. Her Honour is a founding member of the Victorian Association of Deserted Children and was appointed to Regional Coordinating Magistrate, Dandenong Magistrate Court before taking up her current position.

When: October 17, 2014

Where: Melbourne Town Hall (Swanton Hall)

Time: 3pm to 5pm

RSVP: rsvp@connections.org.au or 03 8792 8999. RSVP essential

The Annual WJ Craig Lecture honours Connections’ history and the philanthropic legacy of William John Craig (1839-1899) and his family that endures in the work of Connections to this day. 

The Anti-Poverty Awards recognise and highlight the creative and sophisticated ways that young people and schools are engaging with the communities affected by poverty and extreme disadvantage.

This event, linked to Anti-Poverty Week, is about providing a platform for people to come together and discuss issues that are relevant to the community and celebrate the achievements of young people.

 

 

17 Oct 2014
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