A Journey of Empowerment: Ms Selina Walker Headlines Women’s Taskforce Breakfast
The Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s Taskforce will host a stimulating International Women’s Day Breakfast on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Ainslie Football Club. This year’s event promises a celebration of women through the inspiring story of Ms Selina Walker, a beacon of strength, reconciliation, and advocacy.
This year’s ACT Local Hero, Ms Selina Walker, is a respected Ngunnawal woman who embodies the spirit of resilience and commitment. As the Co-chair of the ACT Reconciliation Council, Ms Walker is a respected indigenous leader, dedicated to promoting reconciliation and amplifying the young voices of the Indigenous community, particularly those vulnerable children in out-of-home care.
A keen activist for youth, she envisions a future where young leaders emerge well-prepared and empowered to shape the destiny of their communities. Since the beginning of 2018, she has played a pivotal role in the Catholic Schools Parents Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CSPACG), channelling her passion into fostering a supportive environment for Catholic families, students, and parents/carers alike.
Ms Walker’s journey is one marked by a profound connection to her roots and an unwavering commitment to her people. She will speak about that journey, drawing on her experience of faith, her community and her love for others.
Beyond her professional roles, Ms Walker is a nurturing influence in our community, caring for four godchildren, three of whom are attending Catholic schools in Canberra. Her involvement extends beyond the family circle as she passionately engages in volunteer work with the schools, always building stronger connections between Aboriginal culture and educational institutions.
As the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day Breakfast, Ms Selina Walker’s story will inspire those who attend and foster a renewed commitment to reconciliation. The funds raised from this event will support MacKillop House, a place of safety for women and children and a vital work of Marymead CatholicCare, the social services agency of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
Andrea Dean, chair of the Taskforce, said “Our annual International Women’s Day Breakfast increases its attendance each year because it is not just an event; it’s a celebration of resilience, a testament to the power of unity, and a call to hear the voices that often go unheard in Church and society.”
For those able to attend, tickets and additional information are available at www.cgwomen.org.au or by calling 0487388873.
Come, be a part of this narrative of empowerment, woven together by the threads of strength, culture, and community.