Sport has the power to be a uniting force for good in society in ways little else can. The diversity of actors involved in the world of sport have the potential to deliver concrete impacts to support the cause of Human Rights.
On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Embassy of Switzerland and Amnesty International are hosting the screening of the Swiss movie Mario by Marcel Gisler (German with English subtitles), a tale of love, sacrifice and self-discovery in the world of sport.
The screening will be followed at 8 pm by a panel discussion featuring the former Socceroo and human rights advocate Craig Foster and eminent experts discussing the current state of Human Rights in the realm of sports.
The event will end with refreshments and Swiss wine offered at Badger & Co.
Pedro Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia.
Samantha Klintworth, National Director Amnesty International Australia.
Craig Foster, Former International Footballer, Broadcaster, Human Rights Advocate.
Catherine Ordway, Assistant Professor (Sports Management) at the University of Canberra, former athlete and legal representative to several national Olympic committees.
Eric Sidoti, Former director of AI and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University.
Alexandra Engel-Mallon (moderator), Social Change Maker, Author and Advocacy Expert.