Event postponed - "Why I Went To Auschwitz" - Sydney Event
We are currently experiencing an upsurge in bigotry, discrimination, race-hate and antisemitism. Globally and domestically. In the media, in the workplace, on campus, at schools. There is an urgent need for people of goodwill to stand up and speak out. Olympic champion Ian Thorpe AM and eminent school principal Dr Kate Hadwen recently participated in the March of The Living program which took them to Poland and to Israel, on a journey described as "going where history books can't".
Please join us at this unique event to hear firsthand of their experiences, their emotions, their thoughts and the lessons they have learned and carry with them from this highly impactful journey.
Ian Thorpe's achievements in the pool guaranteed him a place among Australia's sporting greats. He was inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2008 and elevated to Legend of Australian Sport in 2021. In 2021 Ian was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for significant service to youth and Indigenous education through charitable initiatives and to swimming. Known as the Thorpedo, Ian's work outside of the pool saw him give voice to many social issues. He has used his profile to raise awareness on numerous issues including depression and equality. His philanthropic focus saw him work to raise funds for multiple causes, including children, cancer and indigenous education.
Dr Kate Hadwen is an experienced educational leader, having worked across the breadth of schooling from Kindergarten to Year 12 and at tertiary level. Kate is currently the Principal of Pymble Ladies' College, the largest single sex girls' school in the Southern Hemisphere. Kate worked for five years as a Senior Research Fellow at The Child Health Promotion Research Centre and was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research. She is a Non-Executive Director with the Australian Youth Orchestra, an Honorary Fellow of the Telethon Kids' Institute and the Child Health Promotion Research Centre, a member of the Advisory Council for AISNSW and is on the IGSA Standing Committee. Kate has recently been appointed Director of the International Coalition of Girls' Schools representing over 550 girls' schools globally. Kate has always championed student voice and has worked hard to ensure young people are empowered as co-contributors in all major decisions in the organisations she has led.
We look forward to your participation in this thought provoking and impactful evening of discovery, discussion and call to action in the quest to create a more tolerant, respectful and inclusive society for us all.
Spread the news about this event far and wide to your family, friends and colleagues. We are looking forward to welcoming a diverse audience from all sectors and age groups to listen to the compelling feedback from these incredible communal leaders and opinion influencers. .
Price includes complimentary drinks at end of the event.
Please note that the venue of the event will be advised to all registrants via email 72 hours prior to the event.