Writers at Stanton - Kon Karapanagiotidis

18-Jul-2018 • 1pm

The Power of Hope 

The Power of Hope tells the story of how Kon Karapanagiotidis overcame his traumatic childhood of racism,
bullying and loneliness to create one of Australia’s largest and most 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 an enormous 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.  

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 over 5000
people seeking asylum each year, with the help of over 1200 
volunteers and 125 staff.