Homelessness, social justice and inequality: Yarra Interfaith Network

From November 21, 2018 19:00 until November 21, 2018 20:30

Homelessness, social justice and inequality: Yarra Interfaith Network

The Yarra Interfaith Network cordially invites you to

Homelessness, social justice and inequality forum

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018        Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Stret Fitzroy, Victoria

Keynote: Elli McGavin, National Head of Policy Research and Social Justice for the Salvation Army.

In a world of increasing homelessness, inequality and social justice has become an elusive concept, often replaced by rhetoric that avoids addressing structural problems and blames individuals for their circumstances. Politicians and commentator’s increasing race-baiting attitudes and dehumanisation of the unemployed, underprivileged and the incarcerated is harming Australia.

What can faith leaders and faith communities do to alleviate the suffering? And what can we do to change structural disadvantage? Elli will be joined with a panel of faith leaders to discuss practical ideas moving forward.

More about the speaker: Elli has a diverse background and extensive experience in community services, social policy and adult education. Elli has worked for more than 20 years in community sector in residential youth programs, alcohol and other drug rehabilitation for women, community care and policy and research. In addition, she has also enjoyed teaching and management roles at Swinburne University and Eva Booth College. In addition, Elli is a member of the Academic Committee at Eva Booth College (University of Divinity) and is also a serving member of the community reference group for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA). Elli’s engagement in social justice and policy development has also previously included representing The Salvation Army on the National Council of Women, the Australian Women’s Coalition reporting to the Minister for Women’s Affairs, the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery as well as a range of committees and project teams. A keen interest in a broad range of areas is reflected in the qualifications Elli holds in social science, theology, adult education, community welfare work, management and human resources management. Elli’s Master of Arts thesis examined domestic violence service delivery and her PhD examined risk, compliance and identity in a tertiary education setting.

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