Jessie Street Luncheon 2017
- The Jessie Street Lunch has been held annually since April, 1989, the centenary of Jessie Street’s birth. It is held at the NSW Parliament House in Sydney.
- The lunch is an inspiring platform for discussion of the social justice issues that were dear to Jessie’s heart and for which she fought – the rights of women & indigenous Australians, peace and an end to all forms of discrimination.
THE 2017 SPEAKER IS LINDA BURNEY MPLinda Burney is the Shadow Minister for Human Services and Member for Barton.
She was the first Aboriginal person to serve in the New South Wales Parliament. She represented the south western Sydney region of Canterbury for the Australian Labor Party since 2003 and served as the Deputy Leader of the Party from 2011. In 2016, Linda contested the federal seat of Barton and became the first Indigenous woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives.Linda has served on a number of boards including SBS, the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and the NSW Board of Studies. Burney was an executive member of the National Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, President of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and is a former Director-General of the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs. She was elected National Vice President of the Australian Labor Party in 2006.
An invitation to SPONSOR STUDENTS
We invite you, as a Jessie Street Trust supporter, to sponsor one or more school students to attend the lunch. Attending this event at an impressionable stage of life inspires them to strive for social justice and to carry Jessie's legacy forward. Your generous sponsorship of $63 per person will enable school students for whom cost is a barrier to join us at the lunch.
Time and Location
12:15 for 12.30pm start
Friday 7 April 2017
NSW Parliament House
6 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
m: 0412 219 895