Sayed Barkat Hussainizada

Sayed Barkat Hussainizada

Sayed Barkat Hussainizada (Barkat Hussainizada) is an Australian Afghan who came to Australia in 2005. He is an actor, community ambassador, Youth Coordinator, community language teacher and Orthoptic student. Barkat is the first from his community to have achieved the opportunity to enter University and graduated with Bachelor of Biomolecular Science in 2014 then completed his Masters of Medical Biotechnology in 2015 and yet in pursuit of completing his second Master in Orthoptic at UTS. He has played a strong role…

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Caroline Fleay

Caroline Fleay

Dr Caroline Fleay is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, where she teaches human rights and conducts research into the experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia. She has been a regular visitor to some of WA’s sites of immigration detention and written extensively about the impacts on people seeking asylum of indefinite detention and being released into the community with minimal supports. Caroline has also been involved with a range of community groups and human…

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Velvy Holden

Velvy Holden

Velvy Holden was co-founder of the Australian National Committee on Refugee Women and became the Executive Director of ANCORW. She has worked with refugee women for 35 years in South East Asia and Australia and been part of the United Nations High Commissioner’s meetings considering issues pertaining to women who are refugees. Since retirement she has continued her involvement as the Chairperson of the Cultural Diversity Working Group of the City of Onkaparinga in South Australia.

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Omid Tofighian

Omid Tofighian

Omid Tofighian. NCCC and Philosophy, University of Sydney, is a lecturer, researcher, and community advocate, combining philosophy with interests in rhetoric, religion, popular culture, transnationalism, displacement and discrimination. He completed his PhD in Philosophy at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and graduated with a combined honours degree in Philosophy and Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney. Omid has lived variously in the UAE where he taught at Abu Dhabi University; Belgium where he was a visiting scholar at K.U.…

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Viji Dhayanathan

Viji Dhayanathan

Ms. Viji Dhayanathan is an experienced community advocate and has worked extensively for people with a disability from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as for Tamil refugees and asylum seekers from Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. As a passionate advocate for the vulnerable and the disadvantaged groups,Viji has successfully helped  several people, over the years, to gain their rights and to gain quality of life in Australia. Her compassion for and commitment to refugees and…

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Lux Ratnamohan

Lux Ratnamohan

Lux Ratnamohan is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Outside of clinical work, he is interested in exploring the intersection of migration, identity and inter-generational processes from psychoanalytic and post-colonial perspectives. He is currently the recipient of a NSW Institute of Psychiatry Research Fellowship to study the inter-generational legacy of loss and trauma in Sri Lankan Tamil refugee families.

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Elizabeth Lang

Elizabeth Lang

Elizabeth Lang is an experienced community development practitioner and has worked extensively with young people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds for over seven years in WA. As a passionate human rights advocate, Elizabeth was successfully nominated to attend the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) NGO Consultations and the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) in Geneva Switzerland in June 2016. While in Geneva, Elizabeth attended bilateral meetings, high-level meetings with UNHCR staff and the Annual Tripartite Consultations…

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Grace Edward

Grace Edward

Grace is an emerging theater practitioner from Queensland. She is currently studying her Masters in Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Grace has always been a passionate advocate of the creative industries particularly the performing arts sector, she has always believed that the arts are essential to culture and humanity. Grace completed her Bachelors of Art in applied and contemporary theatre in 2014, soon after she was commissioned by the Refugee and Immigrant Legal Services (RAILS)…

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Toby Chapman

Toby Chapman

Toby Chapman is a curator and producer of contemporary visual art who has delivered a broad range of artistic and cultural projects in partnership with local, national and international organisations. He received a Bachelor of Art (Art History & Theory and Film Studies) (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2009. Since then he has worked at a number of institutions across greater Sydney including Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (as Curatorial Assistant,…

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CeCe Adjoa Hylton-Dei

CeCe Adjoa Hylton-Dei

CeCe is a dynamic young woman who is highly driven with a passion for public health and youth engagement, especially within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Currently working for Relationships Australia SA, under the PEACE Multicultural Services program, she pioneers in an array of community health projects including facilitating educational workshops for young people surrounding sexual health in an effort to create awareness, overseeing youth-driven projects that encourage youth empowerment and participation in the area of sexual health, and…

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