Events

Life Threatening Public Policy - An eight-part lecture series

3 May 2022
07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online
This eight-part series explores contemporary examples of public policy that result in death for devalued groups. It will highlight a pattern that contributes to the vulnerability of people with disability and other devalued groups and calls participants to careful reflection and positive action. The series runs 7-10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, with optional one-hour discussion sessions.

Public policy that threatens the lives of people with disability and other devalued groups is not a new concept.

However, the legitimising of methods and policies that result in the deaths of people in today's world is unprecedented.

This eight-part series explores contemporary examples of public policy that result in death for devalued groups. It will highlight a pattern that contributes to the vulnerability of people with disability and other devalued groups and calls participants to careful reflection and positive action.

Participants will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the vulnerability of devalued people to having their lives shortened
  • Consider the connections among all forms of life-threatening public policy
  • Consider examples of ways to oppose life-threatening public policies.

Times and dates (all times are Australian Eastern Standard Time)

  • 7pm - 10pm Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th May
  • 7pm - 10pm Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May
  • Discussions: 8 - 9pm Wednesdays 11th, 18th and 25th May; and 9 - 10am Friday 27th May

Attendees must be able to commit to all Tuesday and Thursday sessions. Discussion sessions are optional.

Who are the presenters?

Jo Massarelli, Jack Yates, and Marc Tumeinski, with guests Linda Higgs and Bill Forman. Download the flyer for their biographies and the topics that will be covered.

Who is this series for?

Anyone interested in defending the lives of people with disability, especially those who are willing to consider that ours is a society that legitimises practices that can result in loss of life.

Cost:

$275 for people with disability and families

$350 for professionals

This event is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will be in touch if a place becomes available.

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