The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace; technological advances march on with culture and infrastructure struggling to keep up; climate change is evolving the terrain of our coastlines and the yield of our agriculture; economic and cultural gaps between generations are only getting wider; the average working day creeps ever higher and the lines between work and home continue to blur.
In light of these changes, the exciting challenge facing us today becomes: How do we ensure that our local and global communities adapt, survive and thrive in the face of shocks and stresses that they are likely to encounter?
Our presenters will take us through how they are laying the physical, social, political and economic resilience building blocks for our future.
Alison Whitten, Resilient Melbourne (twitter: @resilientmelb)
Juan Larranaga, Save the Children Australia (twitter: @savechildrenaus)
A Guided Walk through Redfern: Sunday 20 August 2017
SDC invites you to join us and well known Aboriginal leader, Donna Ingram, in a 90 minute “warts and all” WALK THROUGH REDFERN at 11 am on Sunday 20th August. Meet at Redfern Train Station at 10:45 am for an 11 am. Wear comfy walking shoes. The walk is wheelchair friendly (Get your ticket here)
Did you know 50% of Redfern’s current residents were born overseas? Come and learn its unique history and see the impact of this multiculturalism through the eyes of Koori Elder, Donna Ingram. Bring your questions and cameras, and prepare to learn more about this lively neighbourhood, with its rich Aboriginal history, eclectic art precinct and ethnic eateries. This is a must for those inerested in learning some of Sydney’ diverse – and often overlooked – social history.
Cost: $20 per person (to help pay for our guide). Registration via Eventbrite (Students will be refunded $10 at commencement of the walk. Subject to the presentation of a valid student ID).