DETAILS FOR THURSDAY 20TH APRIL 2017
ABOUT CHIDO GOVERA
Chido Govera is a farmer, campaigner, and educator who teaches mushroom cultivation to thousands of people across the world. As a social entrepreneur in Zimbabwe and the founder of The Future of Hope Foundation, she has reached out to over 1,000 women in communities in Zimbabwe, Congo, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and South Africa and schools in India, Indigenous communities in Australia, and entrepreneurs in the US and Europe.
Chido Govera encourages the disadvantaged neither to consider themselves victims nor to be resentful and incapable of taking responsibility for changing their circumstances. Founding The Future of Hope Foundation and Orphans Teaching Orphans, Chido now works with fellow orphans and young women around the world to become change agents, promote responsibility for themselves and see possibilities around them.
ABOUT JILL STARK
Jill Stark is an award-winning journalist and author with a passion for social justice, human rights and LGBTI equality. She began her career in her native Scotland working for a range of titles in the national press before moving to Melbourne. Jill spent 10 years on staff at The Age as a health reporter and laterally as a senior writer for The Sunday Age. She currently works as a freelance writer, media consultant, journalism teacher and editor. Her work appears in The Saturday Paper, SBS Life and SBS Sexuality and she is a regular co-host and social commentator on ABC Melbourne and Joy 94.9.
Jill’s best-selling debut book, High Sobriety, was shortlisted for the Kibble Literary Awards and long-listed for the Walkley Book of the Year. Her next book, due out in 2018, is a memoir about her battles with mental ill health, exploring the human condition and the challenges of staying calm in a stressed out world.
18.15 Venue Opens
18.30 Welcome & Introduction
18.40 On Hope
19.30 Audience Q&A
20.00 Event Concludes
General Admission: $35.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)
Please note there is no allocated seating for this event.
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The White House
11 Princes St
St Kilda VIC 3182
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