The Listening Post is a collaboration of civil society organisations in Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee resourced by the Sydney Alliance.
Members of The Listening Post project include: Buxton Community Association, Big Yellow Umbrella, Camden Valley Church, The Refuge Oran Park Baptist Church, Picton-Tahmoor Uniting Church, Tahmoor Baptist Church, Sydney Alliance, Wollondilly Resilience Network (WReN).
We wish to thank St Vincent de Paul, Southern Highlands and the Baptist Association of NSW and ACT for their support of the Listening Post project.
The Sydney Alliance is a diverse coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions and schools that uses the tools of community organising to make the city a better place to live.
It provides opportunities for people to have a say in decisions that affect them, their families and everyone working and living in greater Sydney.
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Bryan Tran is a Community Organiser at The Sydney Alliance for the Voices for Power campaign. Bryan’s organising work focuses on empowering Migrant communities to create community-led solutions for Heat, Climate and affordability in Western Sydney. His parents came to Australia as refugees from Vietnam and growing up as a young Australian this shaped his interest in supporting migrant communities and empowering the voices of those on the margins.
Bryan currently Chairs the Fairfield Local Organising and Camden-Wollondilly Local Network. During his internship at the Sydney Alliance, Bryan organised for local communities to come together to support those effected by the 2019-2020 bushfires and Covid-19. He is a member of the Vietnamese and Chinese communities and is a trained Social Worker from Western Sydney University.
“I strive to inspire leadership and to empower my communities in creating community-led solutions!”
Bruce Chan is a skilled listener who is based in Sydney. He currently provides support to people who have experienced the recent bushfires on the South Coast and also provides supervision services. Bruce previously worked with BaptistCare Relationship Services for over 10 years providing counselling to individuals seeking support through grief and loss, relationships matters and other personal needs.
The Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (DRCN) is a network of chaplains from a range of faiths established to assist people in NSW who have been affected by disasters and major emergencies within their communities.
DRCN Chaplains provide pastoral presence and support to people and communities following disasters.