Community Services Students Partner With Amnesty International On Presentation
Students from Holmesglen's Community Services course have shown their initiative when partnering with Amnesty International Australia on an event that helped raise awareness of human rights.
Held at the Moorabbin campus, the event included noted guest speaker Julian Burnside AO QC. The respected Australian barrister, and human rights advocate, introduced the morning to a collection of Holmesglen staff and students, as well as members from Amnesty International.
The event coincided with Holmesglen's broader community partnership with Amnesty International Australia. The wider project offers students the chance to observe the local human rights organisation's office to gain significant insights into the day-to-day operations of the company.
Students Patrick Lim, Mike Wheeler, Nathaniel Callagham, Kiah Holland, and Prashanthi Jawaweera were responsible for coordinating the October event.
"Human rights issues in Australia go beyond the treatment of refugees," Mr Burnside said of the far-reaching implications of these community matters.
In addition to Mr Burnside's attendance, the presentation included a screening of independent film, Mary Meets Mohammad. The premise of the film is concerned with the opening of Tasmania's first detention centre as seen through the viewpoint of a local Christian woman.
Food was provided by Le Cordon Bleu, with attendees invited to fill out a questionnaire to aid students with their course development.
Similar future course projects planned include further presentations on the refugee crisis and the running of a diversity seminar.