2021 Community Seminar Series: Community Responses & Resilience
Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health and the SCU Community Reference Group are pleased to invite you to attend our free 2021 Community Seminar Series.
The first seminar in this series is Sustainable, Safe, Connected Communities: Community Responses & Resilience – a seminar exploring community resilience.
About the Community Seminar Series
In 2020 communities were ravaged by fire and activities were curtailed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Jobs were lost. Lifestyles were restrained. Despite the challenges, people responded creatively, finding ways to maintain connections and continue working and living well together.
The 2021 community seminar series explores what we have learnt through supporting one another during community crises and how we might take these learnings forward as we make our way towards the ‘new normal’.
Seminar 1 – Community Responses & Resilience
In association with World Social Work Day (Tuesday 16th March 2021), in accordance with their theme of ‘Ubuntu: I am because we are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness’, this seminar will explore the resilience of communities in responding to flood and fire. We will explore what we have learnt about supporting one another by examining recent experiences of communities in Queensland and New South Wales facing environmental crises.
Dr Jean Renouf, Resilient Byron, will reflect on resilience and regeneration in the Bryon community.
Mengting Lin, Project Worker, Queensland Families and Communities Association, will examine the role of Neighbourhood Centres in supporting monsoon-affected communities across north and far north Queensland.
Thursday 18 March at 4pm to 6 pm AEST (QLD).
Location: Online via Zoom
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Hosted by Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health and the SCU Community Reference Group, the community seminars aim to support practitioners and managers in developing and evaluating innovative solutions to challenging problems. Workers in the fields of human services, community welfare and social work will especially benefit from these friendly and informative conversations.