Our 2019 AGM and annual conversation looked at how we can ensure that our clients who are at a higher risk of experiencing family violence, are at the centre of the work we do.
The conversation was lead by Tasneem Chopra and included incredible insights from Jax Jacki Brown, Karla McGrady and Nevo Zisin.
Tasneem Chopra: A cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem is a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University for her work in the diversity sector. She was appointed as an Anti-Racism Ambassador by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2017. Tasneem is Chair of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. Tasneem has written for the Guardian and the Age and presented on BBC World, and ABC’s Q&A, the Drum and ABC radio, as a host and regular panellist.
Jax Jacki Brown: Jax is a passionate activist committed to addressing the disadvantages LGBTIQA+ people with disability face. Through their tireless work as a writer, workshop and forum presenter, university lecturer, spoken-word performer and theatre producer, Jax aims to challenge disability stereotypes and spotlight serious issues for change. Jax is interested in how we can build resilience, pride and community for people with disabilities.
Karla McGrady: Karla is a Kamilaroi woman who is a Senior Practice Advisor at Our Watch, the national foundation for the prevention of violence against women. She works to implement ‘Changing the Picture: preventing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’. Changing the picture aims to inform a deeper, intersectional understanding of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and its underlying drivers. Karla is also a talented Aboriginal artist.
Nevo Zisin: Nevo is a Jewish, queer, non-binary writer, performer, activist and public speaker. With a particular focus on issues surrounding gender, sex, culture and sexuality, they run workshops in schools and workplaces around trans issues. They are the author of award-winning Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition. They are also a member of the Gender Euphoria cast – Australia’s largest all trans and gender diverse stage show.