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Hear Robin de Crespigny – Terrey Hills 1 Feb 2014


are invited to Lunch and talk
DATE Saturday 1ST February 2014
TIME 12 noon
VENUE:Terrey Hills Community Centre**
Yulong Street
(Ph. 9450 1714)
* Eramboo = “Tomorrow” (Aboriginal)
**NB: no longer in the Seniors Centre


You are asked to notify your attendance by Monday 27th January
so that catering can be arranged. Please notify:
Margaret Knowlden mknowlden @ bigpond.com (Ph 9488 7927)
or Kim Mullins (02) 9477-4987
Because a catering commitment will have been made, you will be asked to make a
contribution to these costs should you neglect to cancel by
Thursday 30th January. You will, of course, understand the need for this.
Donation: $20.00 per person (to cover costs)
Arrive from 11.45 am
Be seated for lunch at 12 noon
Lunch: 12 – 1 pm
1 pm: Talk
We are sure that you will find the day enjoyable and stimulating
NOTE: You are encouraged to spread the word about this event as new attendees are welcome.
However, we do need you to advise your attendance for catering purposes.

Dates for your 2014 diary: 1 February, 3 May, 2 August, 1November


Guest Speaker

Robyn de CrespignyRobin de Crespigny

Author of “The People Smuggler” 

The People Smuggler is the true story of Ali Al Jenabi, an Iraqi refugee who survived Abu Ghraib, joined the resistance and became a people smuggler to save his family, and ultimately came to be seen, not as the heinous criminal the Australian government believed
him to be, but as the “Oskar Schindler” of Asia.

Robin writes:
“Ali Al Jenabi’s story was such an extraordinary yet accessible human drama, both deeply moving and thought-provoking, which allowed me to write about the plight of refugees from their point of view. But in truth, it was Ali himself who fascinated me. He is a unique individual and, despite surviving the most horrendous circumstances under Saddam Hussein, he
remains a warm, charming, insightful man with high moral standards and a great sense of humour. He carries little blame, and took his punishment with grace, even though he could not see how bringing his family and nearly five hundred other desperate Iraqis to safety was a crime. His strength, loyalty and courage were deeply inspiring to me.”

The People Smuggler





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