The Kindness Revolution ─ Hugh Mackay to speak in Port Macquarie

20 MAY 2021

The Kindness Revolution ─ Hugh Mackay to speak in Port Macquarie

Renowned Australian author and social commentator Mr Hugh Mackay will speak about his new book, The Kindness Revolution, at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 2 June.

  • Acclaimed author to discuss his new book The Kindness Revolution at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 2 June

Renowned Australian author and social commentator Mr Hugh Mackay (pictured) will speak about his new book, The Kindness Revolution, at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 2 June.

Mr 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.

Director of External Engagement at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie Ms Kate Wood-Foye said, “Charles Sturt has invited Hugh MacKay to inspire guests to make the most of our collective possibilities to create a kinder, stronger, 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 ($20 general admission, and $15 students) to hear Mr Mackay discuss The Kindness Revolution at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 2 June from 6pm to 8.30pm in the Theatre, Building 802.

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

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Ms Kate Wood-Foye contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

Mr 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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