Last night as part of Football Victoria’s Multicultural Round we were part of the Football and Human Rights panel discussion expertly moderated by Catherine Murphy, Sports/Journalist from the ABC. Delighted with over 115 people in attendance in a near packed Deakin University lecture room Catherine delved deep into each panellist’s role and obtained some interesting insights. It was a privilege to listen to each panel member as they all played a major role in the eventual release of Hakeem Al Araibi to make his way back to Australia. Our newly elected Football Victoria board member Azmeena Hussain presented John Didulica (PFA) with a gift and tweeted the following,
You can’t underestimate the role of sport in redefining the narrative in preserving human rights and creating global social change. Thanks for the inspiration Craig Foster – here’s to kickin more goals in the fight for equality #livelovefootball.
On behalf of Football Victoria, we would like to thank Professor Fethi Mansouri who provided the introduction and welcome. Special thanks to Australian Intercultural Society Ahmet Keskin, Mujdat Keser, Tanya Deane and the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.