The Victorian Greens are lucky enough to be hosting New Zealand Greens MP Golriz Ghahraman for an informal forum and Q&A.
Golriz is an Iranian-Kiwi refugee, lucky to escape war and persecution as a child, and the first refugee to be elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
She's a former human rights lawyer with the United Nations, has longstanding involvement in refugee and migrant rights activism, and is a prominent member of the Iranian community.
Golriz will be joined the Victorian Greens MP and Deputy State Parliamentary Leader, Nina Springle, and newly elected MP in the West Huong Truong.
In 2014, Nina became the first Greens MP elected to the South-Eastern Metropolitan region. She brings over a decade’s experience in social justice, women’s rights, public health and community development.
Nina is the Victorian Greens spokesperson for Digital Rights, Health and Human Services, Small Business and more, and champions the Plastic Free Sea campaign.
Huong is the child of Vietnamese boat people and grew up in Melbourne's western suburbs. Just months ago she was chosen by members to take over for outgoing Greens MP Colleen Hartland.
Among other things, she's the Victorian Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, the Prevention of Family Violence, and Youth Affairs.
Join us in conversation on Sunday 1st April from 3pm.