The Power Of Hope

The Power Of Hope 1

by Kon Karapanagiotidis

Hardback Publication Date: 27/06/2018

4/5 Rating 1 Reviews
21%
OFF
RRP  $32.99 $26.35

A powerful, inspiring memoir from Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our world.

'I hope you take from this book the message that we all matter. That there is a place for all of us. That once we know our own voice, live the values close to our hearts and follow our dreams, we can be unstoppable. Hope is only exhausted if we forsake ourselves, otherwise no one can take hope away from us. It is both our sanctuary and our destiny to live a life with love, belonging, connection and community.'

A powerful, heartfelt and inspiring memoir from one of Australia's leading human rights advocates, Kon Karapanagiotidis, The Power of Hope tells the story of how Kon overcame his traumatic childhood of racism, bullying and loneliness to create one of Australia's largest and best-loved human rights organisations, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which has gone on to transform the lives of thousands of refugees and has helped build a movement.

A book about how love, compassion, kindness and courage can transform our communities and ourselves, The Power of Hope shows us in times of darkness, both personal and political, that if we stand as one we can shine brightly and fiercely - as together we are powerful.

ISBN:
9781460755136
9781460755136
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-06-2018
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
210x135x30mm
Weight:
0.42kg
Kon Karapanagiotidis

Kon Karapanagiotidis is the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. They assist thousands of people each year, with the help of over 1200 volunteers and 125 staff. Kon grew up in a working-class family in a small country town in Victoria.

His personal experience of racism and witnessing the exploitation of his parents in factories and farms planted the seeds for his passion for human rights. He started volunteering at a centre for homeless men at the age of 18, and went on to do volunteer work at 24 other charities. He also completed 6 degrees, becoming a lawyer, social worker, and teacher.

Kon founded the ASRC at the age of 28. His work has been recognised with over two dozen awards and honours including: an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), a Churchill Fellowship and he was finalist for Australian of The Year (Victoria) & the Human Rights Medal, as well as Citizen of the Year in his local community. His memoir, The Power of Hope is published by HarperCollins Australia.

This item is in stock in our Sydney warehouse and typically delivered to you within 4 working days for most Australian capitals. 

Once despatched we will send you a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

 

An overall delivery time for this item to your address is:

NSW Metro: 2 - 4 working days.
NSW Regional: 3 - 5 working days.
VIC & SA Metro: 2 - 4 working days.
VIC & SA Regional: 3 - 5 working days.
QLD Metro: 3 - 5 working days.
QLD Regional: 8 - 14 working days.
TAS: 3 - 5 working days.
WA Metro: 5 - 7 working days.
WA Regional: 6 - 9 working days.
NT Metro: 6 - 8 working days.
NT Regional: 8 - 14 working days.

 

Express Post is available if ALL items in your Shopping Cart are listed as 'In Stock 2-4 days'. Express Post orders are delivered in two business days to the following locations:

NSW - Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle, Wollongong.
VIC - Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo.
ACT - Canberra.
SA - Adelaide.
QLD - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast.
TAS - Hobart, Launceston.
WA - Perth CBD postcode 6000 only.
NT - Express Post is not available.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Review by Robert @ Angus & Robertson

    by on

    This book is a remarkable autobiography by the founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, telling of his journey from a bullied childhood to becoming a leading advocate for human rights. Kon is a firm believer in the power of inclusive society, of using compassion and empathy to dispel the darkness. As a lonely bookish child navigating through racism and xenophobia, he realised he had to stand up to outrageous bigotry, but in a positive way. In this book he uses his experiences as an a counsellor and educator to outline practical ways we can all help to transform the culture.
    The Power of Hope is truly inspirational in its pragmatic and empowering vision, encouraging change personally and politically. As Kon says, “We’ve got to lead with love, we’ve got to lead with our values” .
    The ASRC has changed the lives of thousands of refugees and continues to do so. Purchasing this book supports their work providing food, clothing and legal support.

You can find this item in: