Ronni Kahn - A Repurposed Life
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About The Event
Ronni Khan is founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, and leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia. A Repurposed Life is the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart & her deepest calling.
Ronnie appears in-conversation with Damon Gameau.
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About the Book
As the owner of a successful events company, throwing away huge volumes of leftover food at the end of the day came with the territory. But when Ronni Kahn hit midlife, she found herself no longer able to turn a blind eye to her food waste problem.
Hand delivering the untouched food to homeless shelters around Sydney became her renegade solution. Little did she know that fixing her small problem at work would lead her to unlock a hidden purpose at the very core of her inner life.
Now founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, Ronni leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia. She serves in an advisory capacity to government and is an instrumental leader in changing federal laws to improve social justice and environmental policies.
A Repurposed Life is the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart and her deepest calling. From her early years growing up under the brutal system of apartheid South Africa, to a socialist commune in Israel, Ronni finally settled in Australia to discover a profound new way of living.
Shared with the humour, warmth and energy that have made her an internationally renowned keynote speaker, this heartfelt exploration of the choices that define us will speak to anyone seeking a more passionate expression of being alive.
'From the founder of OzHarvest, an ebullient, generous memoir with an exhilarating message.' - Annabel Crabb
'Brimming with energy, altruism and refreshing candour' - Quentin Bryce
'The inspiring story of a woman with a big heart who dared to make a difference. This is a must-read book. I couldn't put it down.' - Ita Buttrose
'Ronni Kahn is a force of nature. She has taught so many of us about the importance of embracing community and compassion through offering and sharing our food to those most vulnerable in our society.' - Kylie Kwong
'Ronni Kahn is a one-woman freight train for the force of good. She is living testament to the awesome power of living in a way that is real and wholehearted, and whether people know it or not, that is why they are drawn to her. This book is not only a beautifully conveyed account of Ronni's story, but it also serves as inspiration for anyone who chooses to see life's challenges as opportunities to grow. Through serving others, there is the very real possibility we may find a sense of purpose, connectedness and joy.' - Melissa Leong
About the Authors
Ronni Kahn is a South-African-born Australian social entrepreneur and founder of the food rescue charity OzHarvest. She is an advocate, lobbyist and activist renowned for disrupting the food waste landscape in Australia. She appears regularly in national media, serves in an advisory capacity to government and is a keynote speaker all over the world. Her mission towards sustainable action is supported through close collaborations with some of the world's finest chefs, including Jamie Oliver, Massimo Bottura, Neil Perry and Bill Granger. Ronni is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and was named Australian Local Hero of the Year in 2010. In 2018, her journey became the subject of a feature film, Food Fighter, directed by Dan Goldberg. Jessica Chapnik Kahn is an Argentinian-Australian singer-songwriter, actor and writer. She has worked in theatre and TV, played in the bands of some of Australia's finest artists, and released two solo albums under the moniker Appleonia. She is the author of the children's book Lenny and the Ants and the poetry collection MADRE, which was inspired by the birth of her son, Lev. Jessica lives in Sydney and is married to musician Nadav Kahn. She is happy to call Ronni her mother-in-law.
About the Moderator
Damon Gameau released his first documentary feature, That Sugar Film, in 2015. It became the highest-grossing Australian documentary of all time in Australasia, and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Documentary, among many other accolades. That Sugar Book, the film tie-in, was published in more than 20 countries and 8 languages; the follow-up book, That Sugar Guide, also became a bestseller.
In 2019, Damon released his second feature documentary, 2040, which imagines how our future world would look if all the best environmental solutions that exist today were implemented right now. The accompanying book, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration, provides practical wisdom and 50 recipes to help readers make a difference, one small step at a time..
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