Social Justice Program
The Social Justice Program offers students a unique learning opportunity to gain an understanding of the diverse nature and interdependence of families and communities, within Australian society. Rob is dedicated to providing participants with a better understanding of the skills and knowledge they need to have a direct and positive influence on the quality of their lives and the lives of others in society, now and into the future.
Students of Psychology, Social Work, Community, and Family Studies (CAFS) particularly gain from the Social Justice Program, the topic's include;
Mental Health Issues and Social Isolation
Community and NFP Organisation Support
Rob presents these topics through real-life experiences, which go beyond the classroom and textbook.
A live-streamed Social Justice Program is available for remote, interstate, and international communities including groups restricted by the COVID pandemic utilising video-conference tools and equipment streamed live to your learning place or study group.
Social Justice Program and COMMUNITY Tour live in Kings cross
The Social Justice Program and Kings Cross Community Tour combined delivers a learning program like no other in the area. Join Rob as he guides participants through the streets of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo, facilitating group discussions and sharing his lived experience stories.
A highlight of the tour and program is a visit to the Wayside Chapel, the organisation Rob turned to when he reached rock bottom and sought support. Rob discusses and shares the services of the NFP organisations in the area and the support they provided him and others on the streets. These include;
· Hope Street BaptistCare Woolloomooloo
· OZNAM Learning Centre
· Matthew Talbot Hostel
· Kirketon Road Centre
· Kings Cross Medically Supervised Injecting Centre
The program and tour commence in Kings Cross at the Alamahein fountain with an introduction to the program and an overview of the tour and ends two hours later, at Kings Cross Station with a debrief and conclusion.
"I use my personal experience as someone who has been homeless, who has suffered the stigma attached to social isolation and has overcome enormous challenges, to engage with participants from the beginning to the end of their experience. My connection in community and passion in drawing attention to social issues, drive me to present programs with substance and realistic content, encouraging community of “no us and them”
Walk with me. Rob
(COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE RESTRICTING ACCESS TO NFP ORGANISATIONS)
Social Justice PROGRAM: STREAMED LIVE
A live-streamed Social Justice Program is available for remote, interstate, and international communities including groups restricted by the COVID pandemic, utilising video-conference tools and equipment streamed live to your learning place or study group.
Rob facilitates the program identical to his classroom-based program and encourages group discussions in topics from social awareness issues, social isolation, NFP organisation and community support programs. All sessions are interactive and challenge participants to ask questions and to share their opinions.
Social Justice Program: Classroom Visits
Subject to COVID restrictions, Rob visits your classroom or place of learning facilitating group discussions in topics from social awareness issues, social isolation, NFP organisations and community support programs available. All sessions are interactive, have group activities and challenge participants to ask questions and to share their opinions.
Social justice values promote inclusion and celebration of diversity which leads to personal and community growth.
Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.
Thank you to these amazing people who have supported me to create Off These Streets;
Dickie & Cozz Wallace
Margot & Mike Hurwitz
Liz & Trevor Morrow
Iilan & Dee Hurwitz
Graham Long AM
Dr Chris Davis
Jo Corrigan (Psychologist)