Please watch the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), the Greenprints program and Future Dreaming Australia, for a FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP, that explores how we can decolonise our thinking and actions.
This workshop explores key scholarship on Western culture, colonisation and modern societies, as well as decolonial worldviews, perspectives and philosophies.
We discuss practical actions that we can all take, to decolonise our actions and create new ways forward together in the Australian context.
- DATE: Friday 13 May 2022
- TIME: 12 noon to 2:00pm AEST/Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane time)
- Hosted by AELA’s National Convenor – Dr Michelle Maloney
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MARY GRAHAM
Dr Mary Graham is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, and has written and spoken extensively about Aboriginal philosophy, ethics, politics and social issues. Mary grew up in South-East Queensland, and is a Kombu-merri person through her father’s heritage and a Wakka Wakka clan through her mother’s heritage. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mary has worked across several government agencies, community organisations and universities. Mary has been a dedicated lecturer with the University of Queensland, teaching Aboriginal history, politics and comparative philosophy. Mary has written and published many prominent works, including – publications in the Aboriginal Encyclopaedia, training modules for Cross Cultural Awareness and a host of academic papers.
PROFESSOR YIN PARADIES
Professor Yin Paradies is an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian of the Wakaya people from the Gulf of Carpentaria. He is Chair in Race Relations at Deakin university. He conducts research on the health, social and economic effects of racism as well as anti-racism theory, policy and practice across diverse settings, including online, in workplaces, schools, universities, housing, the arts, sports and health. He also teaches and undertakes research in Indigenous knowledges and decolonisation. Yin is an anarchist radical scholar and climate / ecological activist who is committed to understanding and interrupting the devastating impacts of modern societies. He seeks meaningful mutuality of becoming and embodied kinship with all life through transformed ways of knowing, being and doing that are grounded in wisdom, humility, respect, generosity, down-shifted collective sufficiency, voluntary simplicity, frugality, direct participation and radical localisation.
DR MICHELLE MALONEY
Dr Michelle Maloney is a lawyer and advocate for Earth centred law and governance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History) and Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Law from Griffith University. She is Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Adjunct Senior Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University; and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming Australia – an organisation created by Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders to promote cross cultural sharing of governance and ecological knowledge in Australia. Michelle is on the Steering Group for the International Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA), and is on the Advisory Group of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN). Michelle has 30 years’ experience designing and managing climate change, sustainability and environmental justice projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the USA, and this includes two decades working with First Nations colleagues on a range of community development, sustainability and cultural heritage projects.
ABOUT GREENPRINTS & THE GREENPRINTS EXCHANGE
Greenprints is a program created by AELA that:
- provides a practical, step-by-step approach to help people understand both the big picture and the small details of how to transform our societies, so we can care for the environment, build new economies and thrive within safe ecological and climate limits
- can bring people together across communities and bioregions, to forge new futures, by joining up our existing and new efforts and initiatives;
- is an Australian-designed approach, that aims to be accessible to anyone. It demystifies and connects the many varied concepts, models and methods that can be used to create ecocentric, sustainable and regenerative communities, organisations and societies (It helps you use Doughnut Economics, Global Ecological Footprint, Rights of Nature, SDGs and other approaches!)
THE GREENPRINTS EXCHANGE
The Greenprints Exchange is a community of people with expertise across an array of knowledge systems and areas of expertise, including: Indigenous law, philosophy and culture, across natural sciences, social sciences, design, law, planning, food systems, design, the arts and more. The Exchange is quite literally a way for people to meet, exchange ideas and share their expertise with the Greenprints team, and Greenprints communities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Greenprints is for everyone – community activists, lawyers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, economists, school teachers – anyone who’s interested in or already involved in creating real systems change, to protect our environment and create new governance approaches