KICKING GOALS – CHANGING LIVES: Discussions about homelessness, poverty, social entrepreneurship and making a change

Series Venue:  BMW Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne
Series Moderator:  Ms Tracee Hutchison, a writer, broadcaster, reporter for
ABC TV’s 7.30 Report and Saturday Age Opinion columnist.

Wednesday 3 December – Kicking Goals – Changing Lives
A discussion with young people about street soccer, crime, homelessness,
poverty, achievement against the odds and how young people can make a
difference in the world. Before the matches kick off, come along and hear
how the next generation are changing the world for the better.
Mr Dan Adams – Make Poverty History and The Oaktree Foundation (age 21
Mr Emmanuel Bismyf– Child soldier from Sierra Leone, former Australian
Street Socceroo and Reach Ambassador (age 19 years)
Mr Tom Hurley – Yr 10 student who volunteers to teach young African children
English (age 16 years)
Ms Sarah McLardy – Yr 11 student, Reach Ambassador, Board Member of the Mali
Initiative (age 17 years)
Time & Date: 10.00am to 11.00am, Wednesday 3rd December 2008 – plan to
arrive by 9.45am

2 Thursday 4 December – Changing lives through social entrepreneurship: the
challenges and achievements
How do change-makers, community and business leaders make a difference to
homelessness and poverty and deal with the many challenges including the
impact of the global financial crisis?
Ms Moira Rayner – Consultant and former Victorian Equal Opportunity
Commissioner, Melbourne
Mr Phil Ruthven – IBISWorld Executive Chairman, Melbourne
Ms Jane Tewson CBE – Founder and Director Pilotlight Australia
Mr Mel Young – Co Founder, Homeless World Cup, Scotland
Time & Date: 6.00pm to 7.30pm Thursday 4th December 2008 – entry from 5.30pm

Friday 5 December – Women kicking goals around the world
Committed women from Australia and overseas share their stories,
experiences, visions and skills related to the concerns of poverty and
social disadvantage.
Aretha Briggs – Youth Justice Worker, Anglicare and traditional land owner
of the Yorta Yorta lands of Ulupna and Woiwurrung lands of Wonga territory
Wurrundjerri-ballak, Melbourne
Ms Cindy Coltman – Program Director Women Win, Amsterdam
Ms Anne Hooker – Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison, Melbourne
Ms Jan Owen AM – Executive Director Social Ventures Australia, Melbourne
Time & Date: 12.30 pm to 1.30pm Friday 5th December 2008 entry from 12.00pm


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