The webinar introduces a First Nations perspective on sustainability by bringing together Aboriginal philosophy and law with Western critiques of the current governance system, to explore how human relationships with the living world can form a foundation for society.

Future Dreaming Australia is a not-for-profit organisation created by Indigenous and non-indigenous community leaders, to share cross cultural ecological knowledge and build a positive future. Future Dreaming works in partnership with a growing number of partner organisations, including the University of Queensland (Dept of Philosophy).

About the speakers:

Dr Mary Graham, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Queensland, 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 including: Department of Community Services, Aboriginal and Islander Childcare Agency, the University of Queensland and the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action. Mary has been a dedicated lecturer with the University of Queensland, teaching Aboriginal history, politics and comparative philosophy. Mary has also lectured nationally on these subjects and developed and implemented the core university subjects of ‘Aboriginal Perspective’s’, ‘Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge’ and at the post-graduation level ‘Aboriginal Politics’. Mary is a Co-Founder and Director of Future Dreaming. Learn more about Future Dreaming Australia here!

Dr Michelle Maloney is the Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (ALEA), a leading not-for-profit organisation advocating for Earth centred governance, with a focus on law, economics, ethics and education. Michelle designs and manages AELA programs and events, including the Australian Peoples' Tribunal for Community and Nature's Rights, and coordinates the work of more than 20 fantastic multi-disciplinary professional and student volunteers around Australia. Michelle is also the Co-Founder and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA); Co-Founder and Director of Future Dreaming Australia; Senior Adjunct Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University.

About Sustainability in Welcome Weeks

From providing water refill stations all around campus, to hosting fun & interactive sustainability events through our Green Ambassador Program (GAP), to our new award-winning Warwick Solar Farm, UQ is committed to sustainability. UQ Sustainability is all about promoting and celebrating sustainability on and off campus.

This year in 2021 the UQ Sustainability Office is determined to create more spaces to meaningfully engage with our fantastic UQ community. There is a plethora of incredible efforts, initiatives, events, and facilities dedicated to sustainability at UQ. We want to ensure that the broader UQ community are aware of the fantastic work our 'greenie' staff and students are doing and provide opportunities to support and get involved

We have a number of sustainability themed events as part of this semester's Orientation Week & Connect Week. Make sure you register and don't miss out!

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