Global Childhoods Seminar Series

Global Childhoods Seminar Series

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    Kwong Lee Dow Building

    Room Q230

    234 Queensberry Street

    Carlton, VIC 3053


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    The Global Childhoods Seminar Series delves into lives and experiences of children up to 18, discussing worldviews and perspectives.

    About this event

    A range of national and internationally renowned speakers raise critical issues at each of our events. Supported by the Global Childhoods Hub at MGSE, speakers at the Global Childhoods Seminar Series connect children’s lives and futures with contemporary childhood research, teaching and diverse contexts.

    The inaugural event on June 1st, 2022 brings together Narita Waight and Ian Hamm, sharing their work from Indigenous perspectives as a dialogue across disciplinary themes and research problems. They specifically relate to equity, social justice and disadvantage and elevate and engage with pressing contemporary issues affecting Indigenous Australian and global childhoods and youth.

    You are welcome to attend all events in the Global Childhoods Seminar series in person or online. They will also be recorded and available for reference after the event.

    Nerita Waight- Chief Executive Officer - Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. Nerita (Yorta Yorta) was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service in 2019 and has worked tirelessly to improve legal service delivery to Victorian communities and improve justice policy. Nerita is completing her Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne and hopes these studies will continue to foster her passion for social justice and equity and help her discover innovative ways to solve the justice issues plaguing her community.

    Ian Hamm- Chair and Board Member - A Yorta Yorta man, Ian has extensive government and community sector experience, particularly at executive and governance levels. Ian has overseen major policy and strategic reforms for government and community organisations. He works with people from a vast array of backgrounds, managing complex and sensitive relationships to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Ian was CEO of a major Aboriginal community organisation from January to August 2018. He is now devoting himself to improving the representation of Aboriginal people on boards and other high-level governance, through strategic action, advocacy and mentoring.

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