Special guest Saara Sabbagh founder of Benevolence Australia, will deliver the keynote address, 'Creating a positive and resilient mindset during difficult times.' Make new friends, laugh, learn and have fun at one of our most popular events. Tickets are selling fast and numbers are limited - register today! Following the tragedy in Christchurch, the Islamic Museum of Australia will be donating all proceeds to Human Appeal Australia's emergency relief fund.

About the keynote speaker

image of keynote speaker, Saara SabbaghRaised in Melbourne of Syrian descent, Saara Sabbagh began a committed study of Islam and active community participation and service at the young age of 16. For the past 30 years, Saara has unwavered in her service to the Melbourne and Australian community with firm determination, creativity and optimism. As a cross cultural educator Saara continues to engage the broader community and challenge commonly held stereotypes and perceptions. As a Muslim community leader and educator she is critically engaging her community on what it means to be an Australian Muslim in today's world, and how we can change our condition through promoting spiritual excellence, revival of sacred knowledge and creating open and welcoming community spaces that encourage dialogue and enable individuals to embark upon their faith journeys without judgement. A visionary voice within the Muslim community, she founded Benevolence Australia in 2008. An organisation formed to meet the growing needs of Australian Muslims within the Melbourne community. Please note: Although we love your children, unfortunately we cannot accommodate them at this event. Thank you for your understanding.