News and Events

ALUMNI CAREERS EVENING: VOICES FROM THE FIELD (2nd Semester 2012)

Come and hear advice from University of Sydney alumni working in various global social justice areas on what you can do while studying and after you graduate to maximise your career prospects.

WHEN: Thursday 23rd August 4-6pm

WHERE: Due to the high popularity of this event, there has been a venue change. The new venue is: Physics Lecture Theatre 5 (Room 337), The Physics Building.

The Physics Building is on the Camperdown (main) campus of the University and is on Physics Road, next the The Square and between the Sydney Medical School's Edward Ford Building and the Arena Sports Centre.

A map of the venue is available here: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/about/maps.shtml?locationID=A28

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


GSJN WELCOME AFTERNOON TEA (2nd Semester 2012)

Come and join us to for a relaxed afternoon tea and meet some of the students and staff in GloSo.

WHEN: Thursday 2nd August 4-6pm

WHERE: Men’s Courtyard (with the statue of Chinese philosopher), Old Teachers’ College, University of Sydney main campus (Camperdown Campus)
*If it is raining, we will send out an email telling you where to go instead. That’s why it’s important to join the mailing list*

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL AID

Does a career in International Aid and Development work appeal to you?
Are you keen to use your skills to benefit those in developing communities?

Come along and hear from case workers, programme managers, operation managers and recruiters from key organisations about various career pathways within the international aid field.

WHEN: Wednesday 23 May 4-6 pm

WHERE: The New Law School Lecture Theatre 024, University of Sydney

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

The Fred Hollows Foundation - Barnaby Caddy, Program Coordinator

UNICEF - Negaya Chorley: Advocacy Manager,

Caritas Australia - Ranmal Samarawickrama, Program Group Leader

ChildFund Australia - Mai Nguyen, International Program Assistant, and Kelly Royds, Program Coordinator

GET DETAILS ON:
- The types of work available for students/graduates in international aid and tips of how to get into the industry
- Clarification on government, commercial and non-government agencies involved in international aid
- Degrees most in demand by these organisations
- The reality vs. the idealism of working in International Aid
- Gaining experience, paid and non-paid work
- Working in the field and working ‘behind the scenes’ in policy, research, monitoring and support
- Key websites and sources of information e.g. directories of organisations, peak bodies, job boards, examples of projects undertaken

Click here to register through the Careers Centre.

This event supports National Career Development Week 14-20 May 2012.

This event is a collaboration between Sydney University's Careers Centre, the Global Social Justice Network, and the School of Social & Political Sciences.


CAREERS IN THE COMMUNITY

Thinking about a career in a community-based service role at a local level?
Does working in a community development role sound appealing?

Come along and hear from a panel of speakers from a range of services including working with the homeless, employment services, disadvantaged people, youth, Indigenous people, migrant services, healthcare, education and people with a disability.

WHEN: Wednesday 16 May 4–6 pm

WHERE: The New Law School Lecture Theatre 024, University of Sydney

Our guest speakers work in positions where they make a positive difference to peoples’ lives on a daily basis. Some work in direct service provision such as case management, support and counselling; and others in broader program roles such as policy development, research, analysis and management.

Our guest panel includes:
Southern Community Care Development
Diane Brooks: Community Development Officer and Workforce Working Group Project Officer,
Wesley Mission
Nigel Lindsay: Executive Manager, Child and Youth Mentoring Services, Carlingford
Department of Human Services
Loret Barto: Social Worker Team Manager

Get details on:
-Potential employers and the range of degrees they are seeking
-Volunteering and paid opportunities and how to develop relevant skills
-The rewards of the role, career development opportunities
-Personal motivation and avoiding burn out
-Advice experienced professionals in the industry have for new graduates
-Local, state, national and international perspectives and key issues facing the industry

Click here to register through the Careers Centre.

This event supports National Career Development Week 14-20 May 2012.


ABORIGNINAL ART, JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION: ART GALLERY OF NSW SPECIAL PRESENTATION

The Global Social Justice Network is organising a very special presentation and viewing, at the Art Gallery of NSW, by Jonathan Jones, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, on "Aboriginal Art, justice and reconciliation".

WHEN: Friday 20 April at 2pm

WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Numbers are strictly limited GloSo members numbers are strictly limited to 25 people so visit this link to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1IM19GNHNWWmVkM0t4Y0JBMG93cFE6MQ

Details of where to meet will be emailed out closer to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!


SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM NIGHT: OCCUPATION OF WEST PAPUA

This Friday, 23rd March, will see the first film night from the University's Global Social Justice Network. It is a topic which we think will interest many in the University's community concerned with social justice: The occupation and struggle for independence in West Papua.

WHEN: Friday, 23rd March 5-7pm

WHERE: RC Mills Building Rm 209, University of Sydney.

Our intention with this and future film nights are to bring attention to social justice issues around the world. For a number of years, sources including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have reported the occurrence of serious human rights violations including harassment, detention without charge, torture, rape and extra-judicial killing of people perceived to be politically opposed to the Indonesian government and/or of Indigenous Papuan ethnicity. The Indonesian military and security forces have a long history of brutal mistreatment of Indigenous Papuans carried out with virtual impunity. This has involved imprisonment for a number of years for simply raising the Morning Star Flag, which is considered an important expression and symbol of support for the pro-independence movement.

We will hear from local activists-researchers involved in this issue and also about how you can get involved if you choose. The Australian government has taken a hard line against West Papua by refusing to grant them asylum and the Gillard government recently tried to stop several Labor MP's from attending the launch of “Parliamentarians for West Papua” in Canberra a few weeks ago.

Please RSVP to Rochelle at: rochelle128 at gmail.com if you know you are coming so we can get an idea of numbers. But also feel free to drop In at the last minute and bring friends. We hope to see you all there!

Bests,
Rochelle, & the GloSo crew