Stabbing survivor talks about her ‘bonus time’ in life
EUROA Health will hold its annual general meeting this Friday at GraniteHill Aged Care facility at 1.30pm, where guest speaker Clare Keenan will tell her story.
Clare survived a brutal stabbing at the age of 26 that left her for dead and she considers this event to be a positive turning point in her life, allowing her to have deeper connections to those around her and live life to the full on what she considers ‘ bonus time’.
Subsequent to the attack, she forged a career as a public policy advisor and communications director in Helen Clark’s ( ex NZ Prime Minister) administration.
Clare then spent six years as the only Western employee and female executive in a Middle Eastern company, building an Arab news agency, which is now the largest producer of anti- ISIS content globally.
During these years she was also involved in running the antigovernment Syrian Broadcast Station out of Jordan, handled Greg Norman’s public relations and was his ‘ eyes on the ground’ in the building of his golf course.
Clare advocates to empower survivors of violence and trauma by challenging the current hegemony of the “victim” prevalent in institutional and policy responses.
The community are welcomed to hear her chat about her experiences and how she became an advocate for survivors of violence and creating the best outcomes for them through support and encouragement.
The formal proceedings will follow Clare with light refreshments offered after the conclusion of the AGM.
Should you have any further questions please contact Karen Chatterton 5795 0223.