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May 2020

Racism in Ourselves and Society: A GRA Project

May 31 - July 31

GRA has an enduring interest in the place of racism in contemporary Australian society – and our habitual denial, collusion and disavowal of this. Institutionalised and culturally based racism in Australian society is exposed regularly through issues such as Indigenous disadvantage, imprisonment and suicide; refugee asylum seeking; politician’s comments about ‘African gangs’ and enacted in Adam Goodes' battle with racist football crowds and media commentators. Malcolm Turnbull when he was PM described Australia as “the most successful multicultural society in…

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May Online Listening Post – Covid-19

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Via Zoom

We seem to be living in an unprecedented time. ‘Social’ distancing arrangements designed to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic are now firmly in place. For many of us, working arrangements and social interactions are shifting online. Those of us working from home may be discovering that the boundary between home and work responsibilities needs to be managed in new ways. Others are still commuting to their workplaces to provide products and services. Meanwhile, many casual workers are suddenly…

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June 2020

Invitation: Membership Focus Group

June 9 - June 23

Invitation for GRA Members to participate in a Focus Group, to explore what our membership could like in 2020 and beyond. We are seeking 4-6 members to participate in a dynamic group to influence what GRA Membership could look like. This initiative is part of a wider membership strategy that GRA is working on. We will explore the following: Entry criteria Levels of membership Member benefits How to maintain and increase membership A new member on-boarding process Jennifer Burrows and…

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Mistrust and Trust in Institutions in Australia

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Today, human existence depends upon the effective functioning of a large number of interrelated institutions and organisations. We have no choice but to depend upon them, but this dependency is at times uncomfortable, and even unsafe. Institutions that have historically been fundamental in the development of Australian society have been subjected to significant scrutiny and in the process have been shown to be corrupt and causing harm to people. The Church, banks, aged care providers and disability providers as well…

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Working Mothers’ Reflective Group

June 16 - July 14

Liz Brnjak and Kristina Karlsson, both mothers, invite other working mothers to participate in a 5-week reflective group of mothers to explore their experiences of working and leadership. We encourage participants of all ages with children of any age as we wish to have a diversity of experience, wisdom and reflection. The group will meet at SiteWorks in Brunswick to explore the conscious and unconscious dimensions of:  The tensions and patterns of experience that occur in workplaces for mothers with…

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