Anti-violence campaigner to receive honorary doctorate
WHAT: Rosie Batty to receive an Honorary Doctorate.
WHEN: Friday, May 5, from 4-5pm.
WHERE: Gympie Civic Centre, Mellor Street.
COST: FREE, but RSVP essential (click here)
JOIN the University of the Sunshine Coast for an evening with family violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.
In 2014, Rosie's 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father in a very public assault.
In the wake of this tragedy, Rosie has become a fierce advocate for victims of family violence, and has campaigned tirelessly for greater awareness, funding and support.
In doing so, she has shone a spotlight on one of Australia's most urgent social issues.
In recognition of her incredible personal courage and ongoing work on behalf of family violence victims, USC will present Rosie with an Honorary Doctorate at a special ceremony at the Gympie Civic Centre.
At this free community event, Rosie will receive her award and deliver a special public lecture on how communities must work together to end family violence.