2017 Desmond Tutu Fellowship awarded to Emmanuel Jal

2017 Desmond Tutu Fellowship awarded to Emmanuel Jal

Author, musician, performer and peace ambassador Emmanuel Jal has been awarded the 2017 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship.

The Fellowship, which promotes reconciliation by bringing global support to individuals engaged in local projects, recognises Emmanuel’s global work in reconciliation as a displaced person from South Sudan.

An established and accomplished musician and performer, Emmanuel is the architect of the We Want Peace campaign which helped attract international attention to the suffering in South Sudan through the 2011 independence process.

June Oscar wins WA Local Hero in 2017 Australia Day Award

June Oscar wins WA Local Hero in 2017 Australia Day Award


June Oscar AO, the current Desmond Tutu Reconciliation fellow, has won the Western Australia Local Hero award and was nominated as one of the 32 national finalists for 2017 Australian of the Year.

National Australia Day Council CEO, Chris Kirby, said the finalists were chosen from four award categories including educators, community volunteers, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and humanitarians.

StreetCase Workshop at Lentil Thornbury 18 December

StreetCase Workshop at Lentil Thornbury 18 December

Do you like Street Art? Are you between 16 and 25?  Wanna learn new skills? Come and join us for a free one day workshop with established Melbourne street artists.

You will brainstorm ideas, discuss your artistic practice, learn new skills and make a StreetCase suitcase.

We'll take care of selling the suitcase, and then you'll get part of the profit.

An Open Letter to Australia's Prime Minister & political leaders

An Open Letter to Australia's Prime Minister & political leaders

Over 60 doctors and professors from a remarkably diverse range of disciplines have urged Prime Minister Malcolm TurnbullLeader of the Opposition Bill ShortenLeader of the National Party Barnaby JoyceLeader of the Greens Richard Di Natale, and Senator Nick Xenophon to take a strong stance against hate speech in Australia. In an Open Letter to Australia’s Prime Minister & political leaders, the academics voiced their opposition to recent statements made by several public figures which followed a disturbing trend of religious discrimination, especially towards those of the Muslim faith.