MEHREEN FARUQI and OSMAN FARUQI on family, food and identity

18 June 2022


Join us for an inspiring and hearty conversation between mother and son as they share their personal stories of family, food, identity and community in modern Australia.

Migrant, engineer, activist, feminist and politician, Dr Mehreen Faruqi is joined on stage by her son, Osman Faruqi, the Culture News Editor for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

This is a rare opportunity to share in the highs and lows of a family that can lay claim to being one of the most influential in the current cultural, social and political landscape of Australia.


Capacity is limited – please register to secure your seats. 

Photo credit: Bree Bain

Dr. Mehreen Faruqi

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the Greens' senator for New South Wales.
She is a civil and environmental engineer and life-long activist for social and environmental justice. In 2013, she joined the NSW Parliament, becoming the first Muslim woman to sit in an Australian parliament.
In 2018, she became Australia's first Muslim senator. She has been a passionate advocate against racism and misogyny.


Osman Faruqi

Osman Faruqi is an award-winning journalist and editor, with a unique and distinct passion for arts and culture. He won a Kennedy Award and Head of Audio at Schwartz Media, responsible for executive producing the 7am podcast as well as regularly writing for The Saturday Paper and The Monthly. His weekly podcast The Culture won best arts and culture podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards.

Osman has recently been appointed culture news editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is currently writing a book on race in Australia.


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