Hana Assafiri

Hana Assafiri OAM is a tireless advocate for women in the community continually stressing the need for greater intercultural understanding by creating opportunities via respectful cross-cultural relations. She is a spokesperson for Islamic feminism in Australia and was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women (2017), which celebrated her contribution to local communities and human rights. In 2019 Hana was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her services to women and the broader community. Her restaurant, the Moroccan Soup Bar, established in 1998, continues to provide employment for marginalised members of the community.



The Power of Community

When Alison Jones was diagnosed with cancer, her family and friends began a roster to feed her family of seven. A simple act of kindness became a radical act of nourishing generosity. The indomitable Hana Assafiri (OAM) builds understanding and respect whilst transforming the lives of marginalised women. Join these inspiring women as they share…

May 4, 2020

Of Folk and Fairy Tales

Host extraordinaire, Rachael Kohn, will guide us through a dark and wonderful storytelling journey featuring a line-up of internationally acclaimed writers. Orly Castel-Bloom (Israel), Wallace Shawn (US), Jaye Kranz, Avi Duckor-Jones (NZ), Bram Presser, Alex Skovron, Hana Assafiri and Jude Perl respond to the theme ‘Of Folk and Fairy Tales’. They may be subversive, dabble…

May 2, 2020