Jessie Street Luncheon 2022
- 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.
Natalie Walker is a Kuku Yalanji woman. She is Social Commissioner at the Greater Cities Commission, was the founder of Inside Policy, represented Australia at the G20, and has worked in youth justice, human rights and Indigenous affairs. She is a director on boards including the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Goodstart Early Learning and Life Without Barriers.
Bobbie Trower leads work on Partnerships and Influence at Plan International, addressing poverty, supporting communities in crisis, and campaigning for gender equality for young women and gender diverse people. They have worked in advocacy and development roles at YWCA Australia, Domestic Violence NSW, Youth Action, young women's refuges and they are currently part of the Music Industry Review into discrimination, sexual harm and harassment.
Zahra Al Hilaly is a first generation Australian from Palestine and Iraq. She is studying law and journalism and is the global youth representative on the UN Women Generation Equality Core Group Equality Forum. Zahra was recently named the inaugural Under 25’s Asian Australian of the Year and the Western Australia Multicultural Young Person of the Year.
An invitation to sponsor student
When you book tickets, we also 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 $72 per person will enable school students for whom cost is a barrier to join us at the lunch.
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