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ECLC Volunteers & Partnership Dinner

April 21, 2017

Empowered young people can be indomitable forces for progressing fairness and justice in the community. 

But in recent times, the media has almost exclusively framed 'youth' as a justice problem, rather than a key element of the community's future success. Children's unique vulnerabilities have been overlooked in debate and their voices have been sidelined from the conversation. 

ECLC's Volunteers and Partnership Dinner will focus on the opportunities that exist to engage young people positively in the legal and justice systems. 

Join ECLC for a night of celebration of the Centre's many volunteers and extensive partnerships, with a focus on ‘Young People & Justice: Behind the Headlines’.

Each year, Eastern Community Legal Centre holds an annual event to acknowledge the Centre's many volunteers and celebrate the overall work of the Centre with partners and supporters.

Since its inception in 2007, the event has grown to consistently well over 130 attendees including lawyer and paralegal volunteers, key legal and community agencies, and supporters. Guest speakers from across the legal and broader community have featured, along with the stories of many volunteers.

Tickets are available for $60.00 for guests and $25.00 for ECLC volunteers & their partners and includes entree, main meal, dessert and bar tab with beer, wine and a range of non alcoholic drinks. 

We are delighted to welcome Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner, Commission for Children and Young People, and Carmel Guerra, CEO, Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) as the keynote speakers at this year's event.

Liana and Carmel will be joined by Anyaak Abiel from CMY’s Shout Out program, which promotes multicultural voices for change. 

Anyaak is of South Sudanese heritage and passionate about addressing systemic racism and lack of employment opportunities for young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds. Through storytelling, Anyaak is keen to share his life experiences and perspectives, inspiring others to make a positive change in the community. Anyaak is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology. He hopes to address social inequalities that affect culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and challenge negative stereotypes to foster harmony and social cohesion.

Liana Buchanan

Principal Commissioner

Commission for Children and Young People

Carmel Guerra

Chief Executive Officer

Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

Anyaak Abiel

Shout Out Program 

Centre for Multicultural Youth 

Registrations close 4.00pm, Monday 8 May 2017

Eastern Community Legal Centre acknowledges the generous contribution and support from event sponsors Maurice Blackburn, Moores and Robinson Gill Lawyers. Sponsorship allows the Centre to subsidise the cost of tickets to the dinner. No profit is made by Eastern Community Legal Centre.

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