Invitation to the inaugural Asian Australian Foundation Oration dinner (www.aafoundation.org.au) on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 6.30pm at the Pavilion room at the Victorian Arts Centre
The Asian Australian Foundation (AAF) was founded in 2015 and is a philanthropic community foundation that connects Asian Australians bringing together their resources and knowledge for public good, to shape a dynamic Asian philanthropic presence in Australia.
AAF’s mission is to enable and promote collective giving in the Asian Australian community in order to “Give Voice and Inspire Change” on issues that matter by building bridges across community.
Past grants made by the AAF include:
- Enable provision of ten scholarships to bright young students in the Western suburbs (many of whom are of Asian heritage) facing difficult and disadvantaged circumstances. This support has enabled and given each of the recipients hope for their future in education and employment through our partnership with Western Chances. (www.westernchances.org.au)
- Help address addiction and mental health through support and funding to Firststep (www.firstep.org.au) for a Case Management and Wellbeing Program
- Enable Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic - www.arcvic.org.au) to provide specific workshops targeting the Asian Australian community that aim to provide an avenue for people to learn more about mental health and anxiety disorders in a supportive and safe environment and overcome the stigma associated with mental health. Such workshops also seek to work with parents to assist them identify anxiety in children and the support available
- Spearhead a project to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression amongst the Asian Australian community through our partnership and support of PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (www.panda.org.au) which supports women, men and families across Australia to recover from post and antenatal depression and anxiety, a serious illness that affects around 100,000 Australian families every year
This year, the AAF is launching the Asian Australian Foundation Oration dinner. The Oration will showcase and celebrate the contribution and impact of significant leaders of Asian heritage to Australia, communities and the world.
The Asian Australian Foundation Oration will be delivered by Dr. Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner.
The topic will be: “ The challenges for diversity in an environment of increasing populism. Where does Australia sit in this spectrum and how should Asian Australians show leadership in embracing such challenges.”
The dinner will also be an opportunity for networking, and to witness the awarding of grants to organisations that the AAF is supporting and has supported.
It will be a meaningful and inspirational night on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 6.30pm at the Pavilion room at the Victorian Arts Centre.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association is putting together a table for the dinner. If you would like to attend, please contact Ms Tuanh Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Details and bookings can also be made directly by 10 May 2018 if you wish to book your own table at: