Raoul Wallenberg – to me there’s no other choice
Every person can make a difference. Moral courage, tolerance and personal responsibility.
The Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is a reminder that we constantly need to fight racism and stand up for human dignity.
Join us on Thursday 4 April at this joint Swedish Community event to view the “Raoul Wallenberg – to me there’s no other choice” exhibition, followed by a panel discussion on what Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy means today. The panellists are all prominent members of the Australian community, using their voices and platforms to influence human rights. What drives them? What challenges do they see? How do you find the courage to do the right thing even if it involves personal risks?
The panellists for the evening are:
- Craig Foster, Former Socceroo, SBS Broadcast Presenter, Member Multi-Cultural Council of Australia and Amnesty International Ambassador.
- Renata Kaldor, AO (Australian Order – recognising outstanding members of the community). Philanthropist Mrs Kaldor is a businesswoman and co-founder of The Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (UNSW) and fled Eastern Europe in the – aftermath of Second World War.
- Munjed Al Muderis, Associate Professor, Prof Munjed Al Muderis is one of Australia’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. As a young doctor, he fled Iraq because he refused to obey orders under – Saddam Hussein’s regime.
- Mark Grentell, Director, Producer and Writer. Mark Grentell’s recent film The Merger is a story of a humble rural footy club battling xenophobia. The film was the centrepiece Gala at MIFF 2018 and is now shown at film festivals around the world.
- 6:00 – 6:30 Viewing of the Raoul Wallenberg exhibition, mingle
- 6:30 – 7:30 Panel discussion, followed by Q&A
- 7:30 – 8:00 Please stay for the mingle afterwards and continue the discussions!
Where: Waverley Library Galleries, 32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022 When: Thursday 4 April, 6.00-8.00pm