Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Dale Hess Calendar - 14-09-01

Tuesday 2 September, 6 pm for 6.30 pm: Anzac Centenary Planning Meeting. Uncovering the truth of past Australian historical myths and exploring how they influence our national life to-day and bringing all this into the public realm. Venue: the  Kildara Centre, rear 39 Stanhope Street, Malvern. Further info: Harry: 0424 950 852

Saturday 6 September, 9 am – 11.30 am: OASES Monthly Breakfast Conversations: Being Alive with Myth & StoryHosted by Robert Hoskin and Eleni Rivers. ‘People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.’ – Joseph Campbell. Join us for a delicious breakfast and a conversation to discover how we bring vigour and meaning to our lives today, how myth and story help us to navigate the labyrinths of our lives and the myths and stories that are relevant to you. Eleni and Robert have deeply explored the myths operating in their own lives and in our broader contemporary culture. Recent travels to their homelands in Crete and England & Ireland have offered new perspectives on these landscapes. They will bring this experience and some practices from the OASES on Myth Mapping. Cost: $25/$15 including delicious buffet breakfast (with vegetarian options). Oases Graduate School, Community Learning and Research Centre | 2 Minona St | Hawthorn, VIC 3122.

Sunday 7 September – 8 September; Saturday 8 November – Sunday 9 November: Myth MappingIf you would like a taste of the OASES experience, please join us for this short course with experienced facilitators, Dr. Robert Hoskin, and Eleni RiversIn this workshop we explore several major myths that have influenced our Western consciousness as a way to understand what it means to be ‘Australian’ in the 21st Century. One of the key objectives will be to identify the myths operating in our own lives, explore what they have to teach us and to creatively engage with them through an art process to be developed over the course of the workshop. Cost: $800 - Four days course. For more info & to register, click here.

Tuesday, 9 September, 6.30 pm:  Ringbalin - River Stories. Join us for this unique film and storytelling event, hear from Uncle Major Sumner, elders from Indigenous groups along the Murray and ACF’s Campaigns Director Dr Paul Sinclair about spiritual connection to country and the drive to protect it.
Buy tickets to this unique event now.  Venue: 
Kino Cinemas, Collins Place, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

Wednesday 17 September, 7.30 pm: Public Seminar: Our Oceans – Plastic Perils. Canadian marine biologist, Dr Jennifer Lavers has gained a unique insight into the health of our oceans from her 10 years study of sea birds on remote islands, from the Arctic to the Tropics. In these beautiful places, she has become aware of the increasing plastic pollution in our oceans, much of which begins as street, river and beach litter. The seminar will highlight these concerns and help us understand causes, impacts, and solutions to the plastic pollution problem. Join us afterwards for tea or coffee. Gold coin donation. Venue: High Street Road Uniting Church, 482 Hugh Street Road, Mt Waverley, Melway 62G12. Website: www.highstreetroad.unitingchurch.org.au

Sunday 21 September: People's Climate March. In September, heads of state from around the world will be in New York for a historic summit on climate change. To mark this global moment for climate action, rallies will take place across Australia demanding Action Now, Not Words.
Save the date and stay tuned for details!

Sunday 28 September – Saturday 4 October: Swan Island Peace Convergence. Nonviolent action. Further info:swanislandpeace@gmail.com 

Friday 29 September, 5.30 pm: The Sixth Extinction. Join New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Kolbert and ACF CEO Kelly O'Shanassy at the Melbourne Writers Festival to discuss one of the biggest issues facing humankind. Tickets are selling fast so get in quick! Deakin Edge, Fed Square, Melbourne CBD. Book online: http://www.mwf.com.au/session/talking-points-the-sixth-extinction/#tickets

Tuesday 7 October, 6 pm – 8 pm: The United States, Russia and China: The Prospect of a New Cold War.  Prof. Joe Camilleri at St Michael’s Church at 120 Collins Street, Melbourne. ‘I am greatly looking forward to a thoughtful conversation on the many challenges we face and possible responses in Australia and internationally.’ Cost: $15 or $50 for whole series of four lectures. Bookings can be made at:

Wednesday 8 October – Friday 10 October: Is Prison Obsolete? Forget reform. It is time to talk about abolishing prisons in society. So what's the alternative? This puzzling question often interrupts further discussion of the prospects for abolition. Why is it so difficult to imagine alternatives to the current system of imprisonment? What about building the kind of society that doesn't need prisons with the redistribution of power and income, and a decent sense of community that can support every member. This conference will explore and encourage discussion about abolition and alternatives to prison over three days. Venue: Royal on the Park, Corner Alice & Albert Streets, Brisbane, QLD 4000. Further details:  http://www.sistersinside.com.au/conference2014.htm

Tuesday 14 October. 6 pm – 8 pm: Coping with Risk and Uncertainty: Volatile Markets, Anxious States and Tentative Social Movements.  Prof. Joe Camilleri at St Michael’s Church at 120 Collins Street, Melbourne. ‘I am greatly looking forward to a thoughtful conversation on the many challenges we face and possible responses in Australia and internationally.’ Cost: $15 or $50 for whole series of four lectures. Bookings can be made at:


Tuesday 21 October, 6 pm – 8 pm: The Middle East: Holy Land or Crucible of Conflict?  Prof. Joe Camilleri at St Michael’s Church at 120 Collins Street, Melbourne. ‘I am greatly looking forward to a thoughtful conversation on the many challenges we face and possible responses in Australia and internationally.’ Cost: $15 or $50 for whole series of four lectures. Bookings can be made at:

Tuesday 28 October, 6 pm – 8 pm: Australia Adrift: Navigating New Pathways.  Prof. Joe Camilleri at St Michael’s Church at 120 Collins Street, Melbourne. ‘I am greatly looking forward to a thoughtful conversation on the many challenges we face and possible responses in Australia and internationally.’ Cost: $15 or $50 for whole series of four lectures. Bookings can be made at:

Wednesday 3 December – Friday 5 December: Melbourne Disaster Risk Management (DRM) WorkshopThe purpose of the DRM workshop is both to develop practical skills for risk management practitioners who are involved in initiatives across the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) spectrum in both Australia, and the Asian-Pacific region. Venue: 277 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Further details: http://www.torqaid.com/images/stories/melbdrmdec2014...pdf

Wednesday 10 December – Friday 12 December: Melbourne Participatory Project Management (PPM) WorkshopThe purpose of the PPM workshop is to develop practical project management skills for community development (CD) practitioners or project managers, working in either Australia or overseas, who are involved in initiatives throughout the Project Management Cycle (PMC). Venue: 277 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Further details: http://www.torqaid.com/images/stories/melbppmdec2014...pdf

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