Living Legend Award winner Juliana Nkrumah of Quakers Hill has been made a member of the Order of Australia for service to women and refugees today.
She works as a coordinator of NSW Police Force’s Multicultural Community Liaison Officer Program in Parramatta.
Prior to this, Ms Nkrumah was the assistant manager of the Refugee and Network Support team in the multicultural services branch of Centrelink.
She has been an advocate in the women’s movement since 1989 and was involved at the local, regional and international levels.
‘‘I feel humbled and privileged as the award is one of the highest in Australia,’’ she said.
‘‘I have a husband who shared my passion. This award is as much for him as well as for my children, those have journeyed with me and the people of Blacktown.
‘‘My award also sends a message in our multicultural society that recognition is given to people regardless of their background.’’