Dec 08, 2017 12:30 PM
Adam Levine and Fadzi Whande
Museum of Freedom and Tolerance

The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance Western Australia (MFTWA) is a social change museum that promotes the kind of society where everyone can line peacefully alongside each other, free from racial and religious prejudice and discrimination.  Founded in Perth, Western Australia, it is our ambition to be recognised as a leading international human rights museum with our own museum space, art gallery, centre of excellence and community hub in which we run a range of community outreach programs within the community.
Our Touchstones Project is the first step in achieving our longstanding ambition which consists of three distinct activities: a Symposium, school education project, art prize, and a cultural food project. During 2017 the project is successfully underway and coincides with a number of occasions including the 50th anniversary of indigenous citizenship and our first presentation to the Federation of International Human Rights Museums conference in Argentina. It will continue throughout 2018 as we approach the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and into 2019, as we deliver our first international Symposium here in Perth (20-22 February 2019) with the WA Museum and Perth International Arts Festival.

Adam Levin, Chairperson, Museum of Freedom and Tolerance Western Australia

Adam Levin - profile photoAdam Levin, Partner at Jackson McDonald law firm has over 20 years leading commercial and tax legal experience.  He is known for his ability cut through complex matters to provide practical solution focused advice to his clients. Adam is recognised in a number of national and international publications for his expertise in developing trust and benefit management structures, strategic legal planning and governance across the spectrum.  He leads the market in the establishment and operation of Australian Indigenous trusts, large member based organisations and not-for-profits, charities and foundations, plus private clients and families of wealth offering bespoke legal advice in the areas of wealth and risk management, taxation and philanthropy.   Adam is the founding Chairperson of the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance Western Australia (MFTWA) and the Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO).


Fadzi Whande, Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, International Speaker, Author, Facilitator

The Inside Story: Fadzi Whande – Social Justice AdvocateFadzi Whande is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, award winning Social Justice Advocate and Keynote Speaker. Her background ranges from launching telecommunication networks to addressing gender equality, racism, discrimination, health disparities, financial literacy, unemployment and social disadvantage across various sectors in Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Australia. Fadzi is currently the Inclusion and Diversity Adviser for the University of Western Australia.  A skilled facilitator in the areas of Unconscious Bias, Cultural Competency and Racial Socialisation and Identity, her work primarily focuses on addressing systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically undermined groups.  She currently serves as the National Human Rights Program Convenor for the United Nations Association of Australia and sits on the Board of the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA, and was appointed an Ambassador for the philanthropic women’s circle 100 Women, Water for Africa and the Humanitarian Group.