Sydney can be a tough city. It’s easy to fall through the cracks. Come and hear from individuals who are fighting to make this city...
Falling Through the Cracks: Australian Museum X Vivid Ideas
1 William Street
Access and Inclusion
Sydney can be a tough city. It’s easy to fall through the cracks. Come and hear from individuals who are fighting to make this city more empathetic and equal. CEO of the Noffs Foundation and Founder of the Street Universities Matt Noffs joins corporate high-flyer with lived experience of homelessness Glen-Marie Frost for a conversation with social affairs journalist and author Rick Morton. Come and hear their ideas, their lived experiences, and be part of this powerful change-making discussion on poverty, class and trauma.
Matt Noffs is co-founder of the Street Universities and CEO of the Ted Noffs Foundation, Australia’s largest drug and alcohol treatment service provider for young people. As the grandson of the late Reverend Ted Noffs, advocating for marginalised groups has been a part of Matt’s life for as long as he can remember. He has authored two bestselling books, Breaking the Ice and Addicted?. Matt is regularly named as one of Australia’s most influential young leaders.
Glen-Marie Frost advocates for homeless women and has a fascinating tale. She fell from the heights of society and the corporate world (General Manager of Communications for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Chief Executive of De Beers) to being homeless in a few short months. Her story captures the vulnerability of older females and will make you take stock. If it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone.
Come for big hearted tales, practical ideas and stories of hope. After the talk, stay for live poetry by Bankstown Poetry Slam that responds to the theme. Top off the night with music, drinks and the exhibitions.
In this series of FREE talks curated by Vivid Ideas and the Australian Museum, we reflect on what makes great cities, the joys and the pitfalls of city living, and we hear personal stories of belonging.