Thursday 29 February
6-8pm, $15 / free for students
Queer eye through a Jewish lens: A panel discussion
Join us in conversation with a panel of LGBTQIA+ members of the Jewish community, in the leadup to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Host Julie McCrossin AM will examine how rising antisemitism is affecting the safety and well-being of the queer Jewish community in Australia. We’ll offer ideas of hope for the years ahead as we strive to create positive relationships across Sydney’s multifaith, multicultural and multi-identity Jewish community.
Julie McCrossin AM (she/her) is a veteran radio and television broadcaster who spent over 20 years with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten. In 2019, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through LGBTQIA+ advocacy roles, and to broadcast media.
Dr Kerryn Phelps AM (she/her) is a groundbreaking politician, public health and civil rights advocate, and media commentator. She was the first woman and Independent to be elected to the seat of Wentworth in the Federal Parliament, and the first Jewish woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. She was Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2016 to 2017.
Joshua Kirsh (he/him) is the Social Justice Committee Chair of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. He formerly chaired the Board’s LGBTQI+ Working Party, which worked to eliminate antisemitism in the LGBTQI+ community, and homophobia and transphobia in the Jewish community.
Speedy Shatari (they/them) is the General Manager of Programs and Engagement at Stand Up, a Jewish social justice organisation. They played a pivotal role in delivering Australia’s first LGBTQIA+ Jewish Mentorship Program.
Kim Gotlieb (he/him) is a former President of Dayenu, and has been involved with the Queer Jewish scene since before the first Mardi Gras float in 2000. He also convened the World Congress of LGBTQ + Jews in Sydney and he is a Psychotherapist and Mediator.
This event is hosted by the Museum, Dayenu Jewish LGBTQ+ Sydney, and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. It’s open to everyone.
Image: Tomer Hasson, Dayenu Mardi Gras Parade circa 2010.