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Sapere Aude



Event Details

Thursday 7 September 2017 


Doors open 5:30pm

Formalities begin 6:00pm

Event Fundraiser:


Refugee Casework and Advice Service (RACS)


Please donate HERE 
or at the door

Level 9, Peter Shergold Building, Western Sydney University
(169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta)


Community Affirmation:


Racism: It Stops With Me

Be prepared for a group photo and community mural on the night.


Event Highlights

Keynote Address

Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Race Discrimination Commissioner & Chair, Leadership Council of Cultural Diversity

Master of Ceremonies

Professor Steven Freeland

Dean, School of Law
Western Sydney University

Guest Panel

Professor James Arvanitakis

Dean, Graduate Studies &

Chair, Diversity Arts Australia

Amrita Goel

Solicitor & 

Member,  Asian Australian Lawyers Association

Shukufu Tahiri

Student &

Policy Analyst, Refugee Council of Australia

Nipa Dewan
Barrister & 

Member,  Australia Bangladesh Business Council 

Grace Borsellino

Western Sydney

Event Partners:


The Asian Australian Lawyers Association

Event Sponsors:


The Academy, Western Sydney University


Coleman Greig Lawyers

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions Team

Special Thanks:

School of Law

NSW Young Lawyers

Women Lawyers Association

NSW Health

Australian Human Rights

Event Updates

Catering with a Conscience 



Event Overview

The event will host a diverse panel of keynote speakers who will lead the audience in detailed discussions about cultural humility and leadership. The primary aim of the event is to firstly engage the audience in a critical discussion about cultural diversity- the current attitudes within the legal profession, root causes, and the way forward. Intertwined throughout the evening will be the discussion of gender and sexual diversity. As a result, the objective is to have our audience leave more culturally responsive and feel more skilled to engage in the discussion of cultural diversity within their profession and community. Most importantly, we want our audience to feel empowered to be an ambassador against racism, and the general misconceptions and stigmas that divide our community.