The Kindness Revolution ─ Hugh Mackay to speak in Bathurst

9 JUNE 2021

The Kindness Revolution ─ Hugh Mackay to speak in Bathurst

Renowned Australian author and social commentator Dr Hugh Mackay will speak about his new book, The Kindness Revolution, in Bathurst on Wednesday 16 June.

  • Acclaimed author to discuss his new book The Kindness Revolution in Bathurst on Wednesday 16 June

Renowned Australian author and social commentator Dr Hugh Mackay (pictured) will speak about his new book, The Kindness Revolution, in Bathurst on Wednesday 16 June.

The visit and presentation by Dr Mackay is hosted by BooksPlus in Bathurst and the convenor of the Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival and Senior Lecturer in journalism in the Charles Sturt School of Communication and Creative Industries, Mr Jock Cheetham.

Dr Mackay’s book explores topics arising from the succession of crises that have swept Australia in recent times and examines the potential for optimism arising from the altruistic responses of Australians as individuals and communities.

He argues for personal and collective reflection on the values that see us through catastrophes, and which will hopefully advance us as individuals, communities and as a nation.

Mr Cheetham said, “Hugh Mackay will inspire guests to make the most of our collective possibilities to create a kinder, stronger and more compassionate community and country by working consciously to create a world worth living in.

“This presentation about The Kindness Revolution is part of a community engagement program of events exploring our communities’ triumph, resilience and potential for reinvention following a challenging year of mental, emotional and economic disruption including fire, pandemic and flood.”

Book online ($5, to cover cost of venue hire) to hear Dr Mackay discuss The Kindness Revolution at Keystone (formerly The Carrington) at 99 Keppel Street Bathurst on Wednesday 16 June from 5pm for a 5.30pm start. Refreshment amenities are available at the venue.

Copies of The Kindness Revolution will be available for sale and signing by the author on the night.


Media Note:

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

Dr Hugh Mackay, AO, is a social psychologist and the author of 22 books, including eight novels. His non-fiction writing covers social analysis, psychology, communication and ethics. He has had a 60-year career in social research and was also a weekly newspaper columnist for 25 years. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and of the Royal Society of NSW and has been awarded honorary doctorates by five Australian universities. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2015. He is currently an Honorary Professor in the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University, an Honorary Professor of social science at the University of Wollongong, an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University, and a patron of the Asylum Seekers’ Centre. He lives in Canberra.

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