DIRRUM CONFERENCE 2015

LIVING INTO OUR NAME

Bringing life beyond our own smallness; our name, the name we all share as humans. 

 

The conference looked closely at things as they were, question the myths we lived by and explored how we can share rather than exploit power. We created a welcoming space and invited non-judgmental clarity of sight. 

 

We dared to ask the right or hard questions and welcomed a mutual drawing near to vulnerability. The outcome was energised, intelligent action, an increasing culture of compassion and service to the common good.

#belcobeyondborders

People, paper, pictures, paper boats, portraits, art, and no borders.

John Knight Park on Friday 31 July 2015.

EARTH AND SKY I

Remarkable speakers, interaction, collaboration.

Radford College on Saturday 1 August 2015.

EARTH AND SKY II

Remarkable speakers, interaction, collaboration.

Radford College on Saturday 1 August 2015.

EARTH AND FIRE

 

Student voice, fire, band, music, stories, dance floor, flaming giant, and George Huitker & Junk Sculpture.

 

George Huitker & Junk Sculpture dedicate the evening's performance to Matt Pye, the staff and students at Crossing The Divide, and all who work in indigenous education to close an ever widening gap. We need to do more than talk about it.

TB Miller Hall on Friday 31 July 2015.

EARTH AND TIMBER

 

'Walking Along Side' student leadership workshop. Skills for building change. Hosted by George Huitker, Director of Service Learning.

Radford College on Monday 3 August 2015.

EARTH AND SKY III

 

Remarkable speakers, interaction, collaboration.

Radford College on Sunday 2 August 2015.

 

SPEAKERS

Kerryn Higgs | The Growth Delusion | Dirrum Conference 2015
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Kerryn Higgs | The Growth Delusion | Dirrum Conference 2015

"Look closely. Perpetual growth on a finite planet cannot cohere. We can reimagine a shared, prosperous, sustainable economy.” Writer, teacher, editor, environmentalist. Kerryn is widely published, her work including a novel, numerous articles on environment and politics and most recently her book Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet which came out in October 2014. The book might seem to be an examination of the obvious – somewhere a ceaselessly increasing population and economy must rub up against the limits of a finite planet. More accurately, the book is about the rise of ideas and how some hold dominance over others and why.   Kerryn’s expertise includes History, English, Geography, Environmental studies, Ecological Economics. - - - Dirrum Dirrum Conference 2015 Living Into Our Name | 31 July - 3 August 2015 For more information about the Dirrum Dirrum Conference 2015, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr15 - - - Dirrum Dirrum seeks to foster a greater humanity. If it is authentic then it will be a gift to others, measurable in the power and life it bestows. There are three activities: the development of humble leadership; creating a climate of inspiration; fostering a cycle of responsibility. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal and represents the earth. We belong to the earth, we belong to one another, and we belong to the human and ecological communities from which we draw nourishment. Belonging infers accountability. Dirrum Dirrum invites an accountability to the way it enriches community and empowers people. Simply, may we do justice, act with compassion and walk humbly together upon the earth and with our God. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - -
Nigel Brennan | Capturing Humanity | Dirrum Conference 2015
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Nigel Brennan | Capturing Humanity | Dirrum Conference 2015

“Now? I am grateful to my captors (for treating me worse than an animal and caging me). I have learnt how to come not from a place of fear but love.” In 2008, Nigel Brennan travelled to Somalia to report on a story few wanted to tell - the human price of 20 years of complex conflict, food insecurity and drought in a country the international community had all but abandoned. What followed is told in a Logie nominated Australian Story. After 462 days of harrowing captivity, his family bore the cost of his ransom and secured his release. So what is ‘the Price of Life’? Nigel Brennan's story is one of survival, resilience and hope. His life is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the unyielding love of a family. Despite the physical and mental scars of torture of not being seen as a person, but something for sale, Nigel's self-belief and trademark sense of humour have opened up a new and creative life as a consultant, public speaker and now, author. - - - Dirrum Dirrum Conference 2015 Living Into Our Name | 31 July - 3 August 2015 For more information about the Dirrum Dirrum Conference 2015, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr15 - - - Dirrum Dirrum seeks to foster a greater humanity. If it is authentic then it will be a gift to others, measurable in the power and life it bestows. There are three activities: the development of humble leadership; creating a climate of inspiration; fostering a cycle of responsibility. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal and represents the earth. We belong to the earth, we belong to one another, and we belong to the human and ecological communities from which we draw nourishment. Belonging infers accountability. Dirrum Dirrum invites an accountability to the way it enriches community and empowers people. Simply, may we do justice, act with compassion and walk humbly together upon the earth and with our God. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - -
 

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