This webinar will introduce 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).

Registration essential: a Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 1 hour before the event.

About the speakers:

Headshot of Mary GrahamDr 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!


Headshot of Michelle MaloneyDr Michelle Maloney is the Co-Founder and National Convenor of the   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 UQ Sustainability Week 2022

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 15-19, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

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