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    Introducing Digital Inclusion

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    The Power of Connectivity: Discover Digital Inclusion

    In a world increasingly driven by technology, being digitally connected is a necessity. Yet, the critical issue of digital inclusion often goes unnoticed, especially its impact on women who are disproportionately left behind in areas like decision-making, economic empowerment, and civic participation. 

    Our panelists will give us unique insights into the digital divide impacting the wellbeing of women and families in our community.

      • Uzma Rubab Director, Celebrating and Conserving Cultures
      • Ifrin Fittock CEO, Sisterworks
      • Kate Fazio Social Impact and Legal Consultant, formerly Justice Connect
      • Nicky Dulfer Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne and co-author of Understanding Digital Inequality: an analysis of unequal connectivity in Carlton Housing Estate, Melbourne 2022 https://socialequity.unimelb.e...

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      EVENT DETAILS

      • Venue Canva Melbourne Campus, 30 Rupert St Collingwood
      • Date 6-8pm Wednesday 8th May
      • Format Panel discussion and refreshments, served before and after the panel discussion.
      • Arrival Melbourne Women's Foundation volunteers will welcome you and issue you with a name badge.
      • Parking Street parking is available. Bunnings at 79-201 Victoria Parade has ample customer parking until 9pm.

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      SCHEDULE

      • 6:00pm Arrival + Refreshments
      • 6:30pm Welcome + Acknowledgments
      • 6:45pm Panelist Intro + Discussion
      • 7:20pm Audience Q&A
      • 7:30pm Closing remarks + Thanks
      • 8:00pm Event Close

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      PANEL SPEAKER BIOS

      Thank you to our event sponsor and host, Canva. 

      Read about Canva's Melbourne Campus which opened in 2023:
      https://www.canva.com/newsroom...

      Canva


      Photography - by Fotografa AU "Hi there! My name is Laura Alicia and I'm a deaf photographer originally from Mexico, but now living in the beautiful city of Melbourne. Photography is my absolute passion and greatest joy. I love that through my camera, I freeze-frame all the big and little moments that make life so special.
      Whether it's capturing the refined elegance of a new product line, or the unscripted chaos and pure love of a couple's wedding day, I can do it all! My photographer's eye sees things differently being deaf, but that's what allows me to create such unique, eye-catching shots. Every time I go behind the lens, I strive to craft images packed with emotion and creativity. I'd be honoured and delighted to work with you to tell your story, one beautiful frame at a time."
      Laura Alicia, +61 468 704 268 www.fotografa.com.au

      Catering by Free to Feed We'll re-connect with our former grantee, Free to Feed, a social enterprise creating empowering employment opportunities for people seeking asylum and refugees. Since 2015, Free to Feed has provided over $1.8 million in wages to people from asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds and 60,000 hours of paid cooking and hospitality training.
      Free to Feed will serve us a variety of their delicious dishes including their house-made focaccia or a gluten free lavosh which perfectly accompany their dips, labne, olives, falafel, house pickled and seasonal vegetables. 
      From their more substantial plates, cabbage and walnut rolls and lamb kofte with pomegranate molasses will augment their abundant and beautiful grazing table.


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