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Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Social workers changing oppressive laws and policies

Event Details
Date: Thursday 4th April
Time: 6pm for 6:30pm to 8pm
Venue: AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
State: NSW

Members - $5
Non members - $15

Organiser: AASW NSW

02 9615 4005

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The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our April speaker will be Lauren Foy - AASW NSW Social Justice Award 2019 recipient, which recognises social workers who have made an exceptional contribution to a social justice issue.

Lauren will share how her work as a social worker has been instrumental in changing policies and legislation affecting vulnerable people in NSW.

....true social justice is a special partnership. It only really works when leaders reach beyond their outer image, look into the heart and understand and respect what they see. Our role is to allow people to be seen, not just for who they are, or have been, but also for who they could be.” - Lauren Foy

Lauren has demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice through highlighting the rights and needs of diverse communities to law and policy makers, the media and other stakeholders in a range of different roles. In their role as Co-Convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby they led campaigns for marriage equality, parenting law reform, schools and workplaces free from bullying and discrimination, appropriate responses for LBTIQ+ refugees and LGBTIQ+ people experiencing domestic and family violence. Lauren has been responsible for numerous submissions and appearances at parliamentary committees relating to these issues and has achieved considerable success in their advocacy. Lauren has also shown leadership in effecting social justice outcomes within organisations they have worked in, including being instrumental in changing practice models to become more collaborative, and identifying the needs of ‘hidden communities’ for mainstream services.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register on the right to attend in person, or below to join by video.

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If you would like to join the AASW, please click here.

Student membership is $51 per financial year ($25.50 if joining between Jan-June), and entitles you to Student Member rates for this and all other AASW events.

Any questions, please get in touch.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers