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Catholic Business Connections March 2021 luncheon

Date: Thursday 25 March, 2021
Time: 11:45am–2pm
Venue: Rydges Campbelltown
Speaker: Rosemary Kariuki
Topic: Building a More Inclusive Community
Dress: Business attire
RSVP: Thursday 18 March, 2021

Once you have renewed your membership you will receive your complimentary invitation to RSVP to the March luncheon, and the opportunity to purchase tickets for your guests.

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Venue
Rydges Hotel
Contact Person
Debbie Gates
Street Address
15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown
Phone
(02) 4222 2446
Website

Special Guests

Rosemary Kariuki is the multicultural community liaison officer for the Parramatta Police. She specialises in helping migrants who are facing domestic violence, language barriers and financial distress.

Fleeing Kenya alone in 1999 to escape family abuse and tribal clashes, her early years in Australia were terribly lonely. Her experience helped Rosemary recognise that isolation is a huge issue for many migrant women. Many aren’t used to going out alone, have no transport and speak little or no English. So Rosemary devised ways to help women leave their house and meet women in similar circumstances.

In partnership with the African Women’s Group, she helped start the African Women’s Dinner Dance. Now in its 14th year, more than 400 women attend the annual event. She also started the African Village Market – a program to help migrants and refugees start their own businesses – which ran for four years.

Rosemary’s warmth, courage and kindness inspire all who meet her. Her work was the subject of the documentary ‘Rosemary’s Way’ www.rosemaryswaythefilm.org

Rosemary resides in the Macarthur region and is a parishioner of St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish at Oran Park.

Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.