2022 Professor Lynette Henderson-Yates

Presentation Title

“Australian Reconciliation: An Emerging New Consciousness”

Presentation Type

Presentation

Location

The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus,

Graduation Square,

88 Guy Street Broome

RSVP Online Only: https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/2022-nulungu-reconciliation-lecture

Start Date

18-8-2022 6:00 PM

Description

There is a growing movement around the world, and indeed in Australia, where people are standing up and saying ‘no, this is not right. This is not the way’. This unstoppable determination to speak up and speak out is in response to immense turmoil that our world is experiencing.

There is suffering occurring on a massive scale due to wars, climate change, pandemics, poverty, oppression and dominance, anger, greed and a general lack of care about the wellbeing of others as experienced in everyday life and through social media. We could be forgiven to think that we have lost everything, that our sense of community, the sustainability of our planet and all that we value is lost forever.

However, that is not the case. Out of the pain, a new consciousness is emerging where every day ordinary people, community groups, local towns and even governments and individuals with power, are voicing their concern and demanding that ‘change needs to happen’. This change movement can be seen in Australia, where there is an altogether new and more mature growing awareness, of the important place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hold in Australia, and how that adds value to the lives of both Aboriginal people and all Australians. This 2022 Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture focuses on this new stage in the reconciliation movement in Australia.

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Aug 18th, 6:00 PM

“Australian Reconciliation: An Emerging New Consciousness”

The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus,

Graduation Square,

88 Guy Street Broome

RSVP Online Only: https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/2022-nulungu-reconciliation-lecture

There is a growing movement around the world, and indeed in Australia, where people are standing up and saying ‘no, this is not right. This is not the way’. This unstoppable determination to speak up and speak out is in response to immense turmoil that our world is experiencing.

There is suffering occurring on a massive scale due to wars, climate change, pandemics, poverty, oppression and dominance, anger, greed and a general lack of care about the wellbeing of others as experienced in everyday life and through social media. We could be forgiven to think that we have lost everything, that our sense of community, the sustainability of our planet and all that we value is lost forever.

However, that is not the case. Out of the pain, a new consciousness is emerging where every day ordinary people, community groups, local towns and even governments and individuals with power, are voicing their concern and demanding that ‘change needs to happen’. This change movement can be seen in Australia, where there is an altogether new and more mature growing awareness, of the important place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hold in Australia, and how that adds value to the lives of both Aboriginal people and all Australians. This 2022 Nulungu Reconciliation Lecture focuses on this new stage in the reconciliation movement in Australia.