Annual Lunch Fundraiser

The 2017 Jessie Street Trust Luncheon speaker is Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services and Member for Barton. Linda is the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives and a long standing host of the Jessie Street Trust Luncheon. You can book at the trybooking website.

Annual Grant

The 2016 Grant was awarded to the Refugee Council of Australia to develop a communications campaign, highlighting the alternatives that exist to the current policies of offshore detention of people seeking asylum and to build community support for a more compassionate policy.
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Jessie at home, reading the morning paper before breakfast, September 1943

Jessie Street’s passport

Jessie speaking to a women’s conference in Russia, 1938

The Jessie Street Trust promotes and celebrates the groundbreaking life of Jessie Street.

Each year, the trust brings together an inspiring group of professionals and academics from all sectors for the Annual Lunch. It serves as a fundraiser to support campaigns and projects around Australia that promote Jessie’s values– the rights of women and indigenous people, peace and disarmament, and the elimination of discrimination.