Please note the conference program is subject to change

INVITED plenary panel presenters

An exciting selection of inspiring and creative presenters from a range of discipline and service areas

Panel 1

Knowledge for Sustainable Futures.

This panel will engage with critical theories around indigenous knowledges, activism and/or climate justice, to stimulate critical dialogue about approaches that have been produced in various countries and contexts such as those from the global south and indigenous knowledges from around the world promoting sustainable futures.

Jesica Fernandez (USA), Mariolga Reyes Cruz (Puerto Rico), Mohi Rua (NZ)


Panel 2

Knowledges for Sustainable Futures.

This panel will engage with knowledges and psychologies, critical theories and ways of working that have been produced in various countries and contexts, often referred to as the global south. The panel will respond to the ‘decolonial turn’, intersectional feminist theory, critical race scholarship, and indigenous knowledges around the world, to discuss how these can advance community research and action towards goals of liberation, community and wellness.

Raewyn Connell (Aus), Kopano Ratele (South Africa), Pat Dudgeon (Aus), Nuria Ciafolo (Mexico), Linda Waimaire Nikora (NZ),

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Panel 3

Creating Inclusive Cultures and Healthy Communities.

This panel will engage with how various social actors challenge structural violence, oppression, inequity and injustice in different contexts and countries with a view to advance community research and action towards goals of liberation, community and wellness.

Paola Balla (Aus), Urmitapa Dutta (India/USA), Monica Madyaningrum (Indonesia)


Panel 4

Global Dynamics in Local Expressions

That theme broadly focuses on exploring the various modalities of individual, community and social change aimed at addressing inequity and its deleterious effects in local and global contexts. Your plenary does fit across a couple of the other themes as well and speaks clearly to the principle focus of the conference of course.  We are not too worried about sessions fitting around the predesigned themes; we think your session will be very valuable, relevant and stimulating.

Regina Langhout (USA), David Fryer (Aus), Garth Stevens (SA), Thomas Teo (Canada), Ignacio Dobles (Costa Rica)