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LGBTI Human Rights Forum

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WA Equal Opportunity Commission, Curtin University, State School Teachers Union, MDC Legal and PRIDE WA invite you to a 2015 PrideFEST Event: LGBTI Human Rights Forum.

Event details

A public forum to discuss the need to re-start a dedicated LGBTI Human Rights Group in Western Australia.

Date
Tuesday 17 November 2015
Time
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue
State School Teachers Union WA, 150-152 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Cost
Free
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Keynote speaker, the newly appointed Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, Rowena Allen will discuss the need for a strong LGBTI community group in Western Australia in her speech titled: Equality Agenda: lessons learnt and where to go from here.

RSVP for this event at Trybooking by 13 November 2015.

Event partners: WA Equal Opportunity Commission, Curtin University, State School Teachers Union, MDC Legal & PRIDE WA

About the speaker

Rowena Allen is an effective, experienced and longstanding advocate for LGBTI Victorians and has held leadership positions in the community and government sectors.

Rowena has been a member of three Victorian Government LGBTI ministerial advisory groups and chaired the ministerial advisory committee on LGBTI Health and Wellbeing between 2007 and 2009.

As founding CEO of UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Rowena established Victoria’s first rural support group for young LGBTI people, giving her a particular understanding of the issues faced in rural and regional areas.

Rowena is a former Chair of the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, the Victorian Skills Commission, the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVIC), and former member of the Hume Regional Development Australia Committee.

Rowena has been recognised for her community service: in 2003 she received a Centenary Medal and in 2009 she was inducted into the Victorian Government Honour Roll for Women.