Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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CityTalks: People first with Mary Robinson


17 March 2016

Presented by the City of Sydney in partnership with The University of Sydney and
The Guardian

At this CityTalks event, hear from Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, President, The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, and one of Nelson Mandela’s eight Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights. Mary is a forceful advocate for human rights, ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and addressing climate change.

Mary will be joined by other key speakers including Stan Grant, SKY NEWS International Editor, to discuss how governments, business and people can work together to create strong, just and inclusive societies with the wellbeing of all citizens at its core.

If we address inequality and focus on social inclusion will we create more resilient cities? Their voices and your input will help guide the City of Sydney’s Social Sustainability Policy which will soon be released for community consultation.

University of Sydney researchers Associate Professor Susan Goodwin (from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work), Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell and Associate Professor Rod Simpson are members of the City of Sydney Social Sustainability Taskforce – a group of leading experts and sector representatives established to guide the development of the policy.

Our future prosperity is a shared responsibility; we need global effort and local action.

Event details

  • When: 6.30–8pm

  • Where: State Theatre
    49 Market St
    Click for directions

  • Cost: Free but online registration is essential

  • Registration:

  • More info: City of Sydney
    T: 136 100
    Hashtag: #sydcitytalk

  • Website:

  • Keynote address: Mary Robinson, President, The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, former President of Ireland, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Member of the Nelson Mandela group of global leaders, The Elders

  • Discussion panel: Stan Grant, Sky News international editor; Narelle Hooper, adviser, author, former editor of the Australian Financial Review’s Boss magazine; Sam Mostyn, director, Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development; Deng Thiak Adut, lawyer and community leader

CityTalks - People First with Mary Robinson


State Theatre
49 Market Street, Sydney


17 March 2016

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