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EOI Social Justice Committee

Posted on 12 Apr, 2018
EOI Social Justice Committee

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is seeking Expressions of Interests from suitably qualified candidates to join our newly established Social Justice Committee.  

This Committee has been created to ensure Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras consults with community and reacts appropriately to social justice issues facing the LGBTQI community both locally and internationally.  

Concurrent with establishment of the Social Justice Committee, SGLMG is developing a new Strategic Plan.  The Social Justice Committee will have a range of responsibilities relative to the Strategic Plan. These include:

  • contributing to social justice priority setting for inclusion in the Strategic Plan
  • responsibility for drafting a Social Justice Strategy that aligns to the vision, goals and priorities of the Strategic Plan
  • identifying how agreed social justice priorities will be integrated across the organisation.

Due to the iterative process with respect to the Strategic Plan the work plan of the Social Justice Committee may change or shift in focus from time to time.

The Social Justice Committee will comprise two Board members, relevant SGLMG staff and two to three volunteers with expertise in one or more of the Committee’s focus areas.  Focus areas include:

  1. Increasing the number of Festival events and activities that raise awareness of Social Justice and Equality issues for the LGBTIQ community.
  2. Ensuring inclusion in SGLMG events and activities by individuals facing barriers to access and participation.
  3. Increasing opportunities for LGBTIQ individuals living in outer metropolitan, rural and remote locations to connect with their communities.  
  4. Utilising outreach and participatory strategies to link isolated individuals to appropriate networks and services.
  5. Working with relevant aged care and health services to improve the provision of appropriate services to ageing members of the LGBTIQ community.  
  6. Participating in campaigns targeting discriminatory practices against members of LGBTIQ communities. 
  7. Advocating for the human rights of LGBTIQ communities in countries where these rights are abused.  
  8. Instigating strategic partnerships where appropriate to achieve our social justice objectives
  9. Ensuring SGLMG and MGA is achieving its Charitable Objectives and objects outlined in its Constitution, as well as compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

The Social Justice Committee will meet at least monthly. Interested candidates are requested to submit a short statement about their experience and how they can contribute to the Committee's focus. Applicants should also provide a one-page CV.

The Committee strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Trans* and intersex individuals, and people with disability. 

For more information about the Social Justice Committee or to submit an application, please email the Committee Co-Chairs at the email addresses below: 

Jesse Matheson – jesse.matheson@mardigrasarts.org.au  

 Robyn Kennedy - robyn.kennedy@mardigrasarts.org.au

Applications close 12 noon Monday 30th April 2018.