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This free public lecture series from 22 October to 12 November explores challenges and opportunities for rethinking social justice for children and young people in the Asian Century.
We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market. Growth in justice requires more than economic growth … it requires decisions, programmes, mechanisms and processes specifically geared to a better distribution of income, the creation of sources of employment and an integral promotion of the poor which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality.
Francis I (2013) Evangelii Gaudium, Vatican Press, p.161
In these four public lectures, speakers will reflect on, critically explore and discuss social justice for children and young people in an increasingly polarised and globalised world.
Proudly presented by RMIT’s Centre for Education, Training and Work in the Asian Century, its researchers in the Children and Young People in the Asian Century cluster, and the Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work).
Thursday 22 October
Ms Lois Peeler AM, Executive Director (Worawa Aboriginal College)
Social Justice and Aboriginal Young People: Looking to the Past to Inform the Future
Thursday 29 October
Associate Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen (Monash University)
Australian marriage equality, young people and the racial politics of sexual progressivism in the Asian Century
Thursday 5 November
Professor Fazal Rizvi (The University of Melbourne)
Ideological Constructions of the Asian Youth and the Asian Century
Thursday 12 November
Professor Julie McLoed (The University of Melbourne)
Responsibility, social justice and the affective politics of caring for others
You do not need to register to attend these lectures.
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