Asian Australian Alliance (AAA) held its third expert panel forum for the St George region community on 10 November.
AAA is a platform for Asian community groups, leaders and individuals to discuss and exchange ideas, and advocate to all levels of government on issues relevant to these communities.
AAA is active in several communities across Sydney, and it is now the turn of St George’s to participate in the AAA process.
Guest speakers at the event included Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, Vice President for Women in Film and Television NSW Aisha Amjad, Shadow Minister for Finance and Manager of Opposition Business Tony Burke, Acknowledgement Project member Daphne Lowe Kelley, Joy House Productions’ Joy Hopwood, and actor Nicholas Brown.
The MCs for the event Kirsten Andrews and Alison Rahill briefly discussed how AAA works and its role in community activism.
Aisha Amjad said the forum gave people from various Asian community groups an opportunity to come together. “It is a dynamic process,” she said.
“We are expecting a lively discussion, and we hope we will also encourage those attending to become more involved,” said Kingsley Liu, Convenor of the Alliance.