Can we make a difference?
What impact do philanthropy and social activism actually have? Can one person make a positive change to the status quo?
Come and hear our panellists discuss your questions about making a difference to society.
Nic Lochner is a 23 year old student of politics and international relations from the University of New South Wales. In 2012 he was named one of Sydney’s 100 most influential people by the Sydney Magazine for his work in launching the social media campaign responding to Alan Jones’ ‘Died of Shame’ comments. Change.org now boasts almost 20 million signatures for diverse campaigns across almost 200 countries.
Malcolm Wood has over 25 years of experience in financial services. He is the head of investment strategy for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Australia. He is on the board of International Care Ministries (ICM), a not-for-profit organisation. Malcolm regularly visits Asia in his work with ICM and poor communities in the Philippines.
Rachel Scott (Wednesday forum) is a professional cellist and a teacher for the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF). Her job entails working with underprivileged children, going into schools teaching music to children. In 2013 she has embarked on a highly ambitious project with the ACMF and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, bringing well-taught classroom music to a cluster of underprivileged Sydney schools.
Edward Santow (Thursday forum) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), a policy organisation promoting human rights and social justice through strategic litigation, policy development and law reform, education and training.