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Dates and Times

22 October 2019
16:00 - 19:00


Building: UC Hub and 1A21 Theatrette


University of Canberra

Exploring culture; The importance of Indigenous knowledges to our future

Join UC for a family friendly mini festival and our 2019 Ngunnawal Lecture on the role Indigenous Knowledges in response to climate change.

Starting with a mini festival at 4pm at the UC HUB with Indigenous catering, activities, music and chance to learn about Indigenous culture. Followed by our 2019 Ngunnawal lecture at 5:45pm from our special guest, Wakaya man, Professor Yin Paradies.

About the lecture

This lecture locates Australia in a global landscape as a nation replete with natural resources, but lacking in key democratic elements, where citizens are increasingly disillusioned with both their government and broader life opportunities. Rising inequality in Australia is situated within broader debates about the nature of social equality and justice and the possible pathways for achieving these outcomes. The lecture concludes by considering ways forward for Australia as a liberal nation on a warming planet and the role of Indigenous knowledges in moving beyond hope to action for radical change.

About Professor Yin Paradies

Professor Yin Paradies is a Wakaya man who is Chair in Race Relations and Indigenous Knowledges and Culture Coordinator at Deakin University. He conducts interdisciplinary research on the health, social and economic effects of racism as well as anti-racism theory, policy and practice across diverse settings, including workplaces, schools, universities, housing, the arts, and health. He has authored almost 200 publications, is an invited reviewer for 100 journals, and has received more than 50 grants worth over $28 million.


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