About the speaker:

Alastair McEwin is Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner.  He commenced in this role in August 2016. Alastair’s educational background is in arts, law and business administration.  Following his undergraduate studies in Adelaide, he spent time in Vancouver, Canada, pursuing postgraduate studies.  Prior to moving to Sydney to commence as a consultant with Accenture, a global management and IT consulting company, he worked as Associate to the Hon. Justice John von Doussa at the Federal Court.  Alastair has a strong background in working with non-profit organisations. He was the Executive Director of Community Legal Centres NSW, the peak body for Community Legal Centres in NSW.  Other roles include CEO of People with Disability Australia and Manager of the Australian Centre for Disability Law.

Prior to commencing in his current role, he was the Chairperson of the NSW Disability Council, the official advisory board to the NSW Government on disability issues.  He was also the President of the Deaf Society of NSW and Chairperson of the Australian Theatre of the Deaf.  He has also been the coordinator of the World Federation of the Deaf Expert Group on Human Rights and an adjunct lecturer for the Masters of Community Management degree at the University of Technology Sydney.

About the facilitator:

Shane is Professor of Theology at Alphacrucis College, and an Honorary Associate, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney. His field of research is Pentecostal theology and, since he incurred a spinal cord injury in 2010, disability studies. His forthcoming book, Crippled Grace, is an interdisciplinary study that examines the virtue tradition’s conception of the good life from the perspective of disability.

An AUSLAN interpreter will be present at this event.

Light lunch will be served at 11:30am and the talk will begin at 12 noon.

To confirm your attendance at this free event, please complete the form below by 5:00pm, Monday 27 November 2017: