Mariam Issa to Headline TasCOSS State Conference 2019

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We are delighted to have secured distinguished speaker and author Mariam Issa to present at the TasCOSS State Conference.

Mariam, an advocate for refugees and champion of women’s resilience, fled Somalia’s civil war on a leaky overcrowded boat to Kenya. Mariam’s refugee journey ultimately took her to Australia at age 30 where she settled in Melbourne with her family.

Mariam is the co-founder of RAW (Resilient Aspiring Women), a not-for-profit organisation that supports women’s resilience through intercultural dialogue and exchange facilitated by storytelling, cooking and gardening.

Mariam’s autobiography, A Resilient Life, shares a story of resilience in the face of terrible hardship. She continues to share her experience and commitment to improving refugee’s lives by sitting on the board of Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and serving in a number of ambassador roles. She is an International Women’s Forum member and co-founder of Space2b, an art and design-based social enterprise established to support asylum seekers, refugees and newly arrived migrants.

Mariam was awarded the Ambassador of Peace award from the Universal Peace Federation in recognition of her ongoing work promoting social cohesion among Melbourne’s culturally diverse population.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from Mariam Issa! Register now!

Challenging Ourselves, Changing Tasmania

This year’s conference theme highlights the need for us to consistently work to challenge ourselves and others to improve opportunities for people living on low incomes in our communities.


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