2 years ago

5 October, 2016

L1 Law Building, Clayton Campus

Organised by:
Overseas and Exchange Club (MOVE)

The MOVE Seminar for this semester features the wonderful Jacob Thomas, speaking about global careers! With FREE FOOD on afterwards.

Jacob Thomas is a 26 year-old gender-queer person living in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016 they are one of two Australians to receive The Queen’s Young Leaders award for their work in suicide prevention and creating accessible pathways for LGBTQIA+ people.

Jacob has worked and volunteered in numerous fields including aid and development, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, gender equality, start-up consultancy, higher education, human rights, youth development, and international policy. Jacob is a guest lecturer in universities and sits as a founding member of the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network (CYGEN) and on the UN Women’s Taskforce for Youth and Gender Equality.

In September 2015, Jacob presented a TEDx Talk at QUT, Brisbane, on the ideas around gender (r)evolution and why the concept of gender matters. The video has received over 1,900 views and has provided Jacob with the opportunity to present to organisations keen to be more TGD (Trans and Gender Diverse) inclusive.

Jacob is the author of ‘LGB Youth,’ a chapter in the 3 volume collection Worldwide Perspectives on Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals: Culture, History and Law, which discusses the critical needs of young Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual young people across the global landscape.

Jacob will be speaking and hosting a Q&A from 5-6pm, after which we'll also be providing free food. Come join us on the 5th of October to hear Jacob speak on various important issues, as well provide some time to answer any questions you may have. Admission to this event is free so be sure to come down!

See you there,

xx MOVE Monash