On March 11 Bankstown Poetry Slam co-founders Ahmad Al-Rady and Sara Mansour were presented with not one but TWO awards at Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s 2016 'Out There Summit'.
The first award for Community Engagement recognises Bankstown Poetry Slam's leadership within the Western Sydney region. The second award, the Pemulwuy Prize, acknowledges Bankstown Poetry Slam's significant regional contribution to the social fabric of Western Sydney and was presented by Prime Minister Turnbull after his keynote speech.
The event also featured spoken-word performances by Ahmad Al-Rady and Sara Mansour.
Summary of the awards:
WSLD Community Engagement Prize
The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue (WSLD) is a nonpartisan, community initiative designed to engage Sydney in a productive discussion about Western Sydney. The WSLD Prize for Community Engagement acknowledges a group or citizen who has shown significant leadership in the region.
Named after the famous Indigenous warrior and leader, the Pemulwuy Prize honours a leading citizen or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the Western Sydney region. The Prize is chosen by Dialogue patrons from one of six winners of the various WSLD category awards.
For more information about the event and awards presented visit Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue