Food for Thought

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You are invited to follow the links below to graze on some tasty food for thought. Explore this curated collection of Southern Cross writings, video, art, performances and stories that engage with themes of creativity, connection, diversity, belonging and respect. 

Art & Film

Open Air - Grayson Cooke

Art & Design Showcase > view   

Southern Cross University – 25 years / 25 Artists > view

Open Air – Grayson Cooke > view

Himawari - Grayson Cooke > view

Writings & Research

cover of Coastlines 7 publication

Download your free copy of Creative Writing Anthology Coastlines 7 

Paronella Park: Music, Migration and the ‘Tropical Exotic’: ETropic - Annie Mitchell > view

Hitting Racism for a Six - The year was 1996. Pauline Hanson was emerging into the political spotlight and race relations in Australia were being tested > view

I’m A Local: Negotiating Belonging with Former Refugees in Regional Australia through Inclusive Partnerships: Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: an Interdisciplinary Journal – Leticia Anderson, Rob Cumings & Kathomi Gatwiri > view 

Why universities need to declare an ecological and climate emergency: Times Higher Education – Jean S Renouf, et al > view

9 tips teachers can use when talking about racism: The Conversation – Leticia Anderson, Kathomi Gatwiri, Lynette Riley & Marcelle Townsend-Cross > view

Black Lives Matter in health care too. But convincing tomorrow’s health workers is tough: The Conversation – Liz Rix & Darlene Rotumah > view

Fashion, Women & Power: the Politics of Dress (School of Arts & Social Sciences Research Seminar) - Denise N Rall and Marian Tubbs  > View

Student & Staff Performances

Parkside Orchestra performing

Cat Jessen - Si j'ose pas (Cat Jessen - vocals, Angus Graham – piano) > view

Parkside Orchestra – Home (Torsten Gustavsson - vocals/guitar, Freyja Hooper - drums, Scott Finch – bass) > view

Southern Cross University choir, Isabella Acappella perform on Hiroshima TV > view

Easily Bribed - Bring It On Home To Me (Al Hughes - mandolin & vocals, Neil McCann - guitar & vocals, Julian Smith - double bass) > view

Cultures & Peoples

John Mapatano

Southern Cross University Reconciliation Action Plan launch > view

Southern Cross University - National Reconciliation Event - Live Stream > view

Inner Disarmament for External Disarmament - Venerable Geshe Lhakdor at Southern Cross University > view

‘I’m a local…’: Former refugees and local belonging in Lismore > view

Fr Rod Bower Annual Diversity lecture: LGBTIQ+ rights and the way forward > view

Dungarimba Wandarahn - a sound and video installation by artist Craig Walsh, in collaboration with Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Southern Cross University students, researchers, arts practitioners, and Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar > view

Southern Cross Student Stories

Japanese student

Celebrating Student Life at Southern Cross University > view

Study at Southern Cross University where everyone is welcome > view

My uni, my story: Mohit Trevedi > view

Southern Cross University student and WCMX athlete Timothy Lachlan isn't afraid of a challenge > view

Studying English and Study Abroad at Southern Cross University (Lismore) as a Japanese student > view

Podcast Provocations

Thursday Night Live

Thursday Night Live – Laughing in the Face of Adversity > view

Thursday Night Live – Voice, treaty, truth – what kind of history for a shared future? > view

Thursday Night Live - Refugees Now & Then; has Australia lost its compassion? > view

Thursday Night Live – Always Was, Always Will Be > view