Charles Sturt public lectures to focus on Christianity, disability, and indigeneity

2 SEPTEMBER 2020

Charles Sturt public lectures to focus on Christianity, disability, and indigeneity

Charles Sturt University will offer two free online public lectures on Thursday 10 September for people working in, or interested in, the human services industry.

  • Two free Social Science Week public lectures for those working in or engaged with the human services industry

As part of Social Science Week 2020 (Monday 7 to Sunday 13 September), Charles Sturt University will offer two free online public lectures on Thursday 10 September for people working in, or interested in, the human services industry.

The two-lecture seminar is titled ‘Christianity, disability, and indigeneity: what do these mean for person-directed practice, policy and politics in pluralist Australia?’

This recorded lecture seminar will be presented by academics in the Charles Sturt School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and will be followed by two Q&A panels chaired by the Right Reverend Dr Mark Short, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

Charles Sturt social work lecturer and social science researcher Ms Monica Short, who is also the event organiser and presenter of one of the lectures, said, “These two free public lectures will be provided online due to COVID-19.

“The lectures offer a valuable professional development opportunity suitable for carers, people accessing services, professionals, social workers, public servants, policymakers, advisors and politicians interested in the human services industry.”

The first lecture titled ‘ ‘I have come in order that you may have life – life and all its fullness’ (John 10: 10): Faith, indigeneity and human rights’ will be delivered by Associate Professor Dominic O’Sullivan, a Charles Sturt political scientist and Maori scholar, and author of the book Faith Politics and Reconciliation: Catholicism and the politics of indigeneity.

The second lecture titled ‘Person-directedness: Empowering people who are Christians and are receiving services’ delivered by Ms Monica Short. She is the author of the book Anglican churches engaging with people living with disabilities, and co-author of the journal article ‘Faith Matters: From a disability lens’.

The free online public lectures session is from 9.30am to 12pm on Thursday 10 September.

While helpful but not essential, please register here. Please visit this ZOOM link to access the event.

For more information please contact Associate Professor Dominic O’Sullivan at dosullivan@csu.edu.au or Ms Monica Short at mshort@csu.edu.au Charles Sturt University is a partner of Social Sciences Week 2020 and information about the other events Charles Sturt is hosting during the week will be made available on the University’s news site.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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