Inspirational OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn visits Newcastle during Library and Information Week

05 Jul 2022

Inspirational leader Ronni Kahn will share her passion for sustainability as part of City of Newcastle’s annual Humble Lecture to celebrate Australian Library and Information Week.

The key theme of Library and Information Week ‘Rewrite. Renew. Reimagine.’ highlights that the act of rewriting stories has been an essential part of expanding and varying our point of view, reimagining or re-evaluating the past, and envisioning alternative futures.

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Ronni Kahn will deliver a keynote address on her journey to disrupt the status quo, reduce food insecurity and food waste. Attendees will also gain an insight into the circular economy and finding your passion, as well as learn about new sustainable initiatives across Newcastle.

The social entrepreneur founded food rescue charity, OzHarvest and is a passionate advocate, activist and leading voice on the issue of reducing food waste. An Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Ronni Kahn was named Australian Local Hero of the Year in 2010 and is the subject of a feature film, Food Fighter and recently published memoir, A Repurposed Life. She is always on the lookout for innovative ways to tackle inequality and inspire people all over the world to find their own purpose.

The annual Humble Lecture is a City of Newcastle event established in honour of a young Newcastle Libraries staff member, Jennifer Humble, who passed away from cancer in 2018. Jennie was a passionate information professional concerned about democracy and social justice.

The Lecture will be held at City Hall on Friday 22 July in the lead up to Library and Information Week, which celebrates the work that library and information workers do across Australia and showcases resources and services available to communities through programs and events from 25 – 31 July 2022.

Tickets to the event are free and bookings are essential by clicking here.

Community members are encouraged to reengage with local libraries by pondering stories and reimagining a new vision during Library and Information Week.