Date(s) - 03/03/2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mannar Emerging – Bridging Lanka Symposium 2018
DATE AND TIME
Sat. 3 March 2018
9:30 am – 3:30 pm AEDT
506 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Refunds up to 7 days before event
This Bridging Lanka event seeks to throw the spotlight on our ‘development’ efforts to nurture peace, prosperity and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. In this critical work, our diaspora (Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and Sinhalese) and Aussie supporters overcome many hurdles to undertake sincere, strategic and enduring work in Mannar and beyond.
There has been so much activity in the past year. We will showcase our recent projects, challenges and successes as well as invite you to shape our future direction. We will also pose some difficult questions about ‘development’ work more generally.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing wonderful stories from volunteers, Board Members and guests.
Thank you for your support of Bridging Lanka. Our supporters make all the difference to our work.
Reconciling our Past, our People, our Loss
Dr Samantha Ratnam, Leader of the Victorian Greens, MLC for Northern Metropolitan, Advocate for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Rethinking ‘International Development’: the Bridging Lanka Experience
Jeremy Liyanage, Executive Director, Bridging Lanka
Parachuting In … Can Volunteers Make a Difference?
2017 Volunteers Rogues Gallery – Lindy Drew-Tsang
Panel interviews with Lucinda, Matt and Stephanie – Larry Marshall (Compere)
Annual General Meeting: short and sharp
Bridging Lanka Directors
Lunch – Sri Lankan style
Addressing Wicked Scenarios in Mannar: Protecting Forests, Launching Careers
Nicholas Tan & Jeremy Liyanage
‘Mind Your Mannar’ mystery trivia quiz
Crystal Balling: Bridging Lanka’s Future Endeavours & Challenges – Have you say!
Ray Pereira and his Drumming Group and the Sri Lankan Dancers