How do we usefully meet the psychological and practical challenges of our increasingly turbulent, climate-changing world?

Come and learn from five expansive, creative minds. Our five speakers will share strategies drawn from a wealth of diverse knowledge and practices encompassing: Indigenous knowledge and culture; spirituality; ecology; fine arts; music making; environmental activism; climate science; community engagement and activation; sociology; philosophy; education.

This is a rare opportunity not to be missed. Immerse yourself in this rich mix of knowledge, learn useful psychological and practical strategies and enjoy afternoon tea with the presenters.

DANIELLE CELERMAJER is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney and lead of the Multispecies Justice project. Integral to her academic work is the intentional multispecies community in which she lives. Through the experience of living through the black summer bushfires with a multispecies community, she began writing about a new crime of our age, Omnicide. Her latest book, Summertime (Penguin Random House, 2021) was written in recognition of the critical urgency of conveying the complex conceptual recognition of the multispecies harms of the climate catastrophe in ways that can provoke affect and hence action.

LYNNE THOMAS  is a Yuin Biripi woman from the south coast of NSW. She has worked in a few government positions that has resulted in her father’s long campaign for preservation and protection of sacred cultural sites. Guboo Ted Thomas was the last of the Yuin Tribal Elders (1909 – 2002). Her mother Anne werrima Thomas was also instrumental in Education and community responsibilities as Anne was one of the co-founders of the AECG giving a voice to Aboriginal students, parents towards Aboriginal perspectives into the school’s curriculum.  Lynne, like her parents enjoys art and learning from the mother earth as it has been so much a part of her life.
 “The land is our home, it is our mother, so show respect because it’s a wonderful thing” Guboo Ted Thomas (2009 – 2002)

TIM HOLLO is Executive Director of the Green Institute, where he leads thinking around ecological political philosophy and practice, and drives policy discussion around Rights of Nature, Universal Basic Income and participatory democracy. He is a Visiting Fellow at ANU's RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance, and his first book, Living Democracy: An Ecological Manifesto, will be out with NewSouth Press in the coming months. Tim is a highly respected environmentalist and musician and has a BA (Hons 1) / LLB from UNSW, and a Master of Environmental Laws from USyd. In 2013, he founded Green Music Australia, an organisation working to reduce the environmental impact of the music scene and use its growing leadership to drive deep social and cultural change. The organisation brings together his environmental activism with his experience as a musician, having recorded 7 albums and toured nationally and globally, from the National Folk Festival to New York’s Carnegie Hall with his band, FourPlay String Quartet.

JANET LAURENCE is a leading Sydney-based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her practice examines our physical, cultural and conflicting relationship to the natural world. She creates immersive environments that navigate the interconnections between organic elements and systems of nature. Within the recognized threat of climate change she explores what it might mean to heal, the natural environment, fusing this with a sense of communal loss and search for connection with powerful life-forces. Her work is included in museum, university, corporate and private collections as well as within architectural and landscaped public places.

Emeritus Professor WILL STEFFEN is a world renowned climate change expert and researcher at the Fenner School of Environment & Society,  ANU, Canberra. Will is a Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia and was on the panel of experts supporting the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee. He has served as the Science Adviser to the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and was chair of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee. From 1998 to 2004, Will served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, an international network of scientists studying global environmental change based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate change and Earth System science, with an emphasis on sustainability climate change and the Earth System.

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Jul 18th, 2021 02:00 PM through to
Jul 18th, 2021 04:00 PM


CWA Hall
29 Berry Street


0427 331 127
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