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Born in One Country Dying in Another - The Power of Story

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


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“We want Victoria to be a place where diversity is not just tolerated, but a community where we celebrate the common humanity of all cultures” – Hon Robin Scott MP

GriefLine is organising a seminar for the 13th of September – “Born in One Country Dying in Another” – The Power of Story. We are inviting experts from both the Chinese & Indian communities to help us understand their struggles, cultural specific issues & hopes for the future. We will also be having a panel discussion to explore these issues further.

WHEN: Wednesday 13th of September 2017.
TIME: 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start
WHERE: Level 1, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin

Please feel free to send this information to colleagues & friends. No cost for GriefLiners.

For enquiries please email: susanm@griefline.org.au or call the office on (03) 9935 7444.

Introducing speakers for the evening


May Hu OAM JP lead the SBS Mandarin broadcast team in Melbourne for more than 20 years until semi-retiring from her full time position in 2013. May is a professional interpreter, translator & cross culture trainer in Victoria. She won an Australian National OPSO Media Award in Radio category in 2002. She also received the Award for Excellency in Multicultural Affairs in Media and Arts by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) in 2006.

Links to May’s interests & work in the community:
Chair of Chinese International Arts Festival: www.aciafestival.com
Chair of Chinese Writers Festival, chaired a panel – Writing China: http://mwf.com.au/writer/may-hu/
Keynote speaker on Pioneer Women’s Day of National Council of Women of Victoria (NCWV) in 2011: www.ncwvic.org.au/files/Pioneer%20Spirit%20-%20May%20Hu.pdf
Hon. President and founder of National Australian Chinese Women Association (NACWA): www.nacwa.wordpress.com

Dorothy Yiu OAM JP

Dorothy had a long career as a social worker in Melbourne in community health, aged and migration services. She also has been a sessional health educator at the Cancer Council Victoria for over 25 years where she has undertaken specialist training on the promotion of cancer prevention in the CALD community.

In 1996, Dorothy founded the Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria, a registered charity supporting people from Chinese background who are affected by cancer. She has been running the Society on a voluntary basis since its inception.

Dorothy has a Bachelor of Social Science (Social work) from Hong Kong, Graduate Diploma in Loss and Grief Counselling and in Librarianship in Melbourne.

Dr Manjula O’Connor

Dr. O’Connor is a Consultant psychiatrist, Hon Senior Fellow , University of Melbourne’s, Department of Psychiatry ; Chair “Family Violence Working Group” at the Royal Australasian and NZ College of Psychiatrists. Founding Director, Not for profit Australasian Centre for Human Rights and Health, Member of White Ribbon Diversity Reference Group, White ribbon Champion and Medical Director 20 Collins Street Medical centre.

Her research and clinical interests are Women’s mental health, Psychopharmacology, Cultural and Mental health aspects of family violence.

Her Voluntary work in the community involves public campaign against family violence in immigrant communities; dowry related family violence and supporting migrants with settlement in Australia. Her work has been cited in the Victorian Parliament many times, and reported extensively in the media. Dr. O’Connor has received a number of awards in recognition of her work

Contact details
Clinic: 3rd floor/20 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Telephone: 96545217
Mobile: 0419354482
Email: manjulao@unimelb.edu.au; manjud@bigpond.au

Please watch an internationally screened Australian documentary that Dr Manjula O’ Connor participated in:


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