The Whitlam Institute and Western Sydney University together host an event to explore activist social work in Australia from the 1970s onwards, its origins and its legacy.
A panel discussion will look at social work activism in the Whitlam era and beyond, together with a recent graduate’s perspective on the contemporary context.
The event will launch the new book Radicals in Australian Social Work: Stories of Lifelong Activism (edited by Carolyn Noble, Bob Pease and Jim Ife) and repeat the book’s call to arms to continue the "fight for a better, more inclusive world."
The launch will be followed by a seminar, led by Professor Carolyn Noble, where contributors to the book will discuss their chapters, with opportunity for further discussion.
Speakers and Panellists
- Leanne Smith (Director, Whitlam Institute)
- Prof Jim Ife (Western Sydney University)
- Prof Bob Pease (University of Tasmania, Deakin University)
- Prof Donna Baines (University of Sydney)
- Prof Linda Briskman (Margaret Whitlam Chair Of Social Work, Western Sydney University)
- Hatice Woods (Graduate, Western Sydney University)
Book Launch: Saturday 10 March 2018 / 2 pm - 3.30 pm / Light refreshments served
All Day: The Female Orphan School is open 11 am - 4 pm on Saturday 10 March & there’s lots to see:
- Free tours of the Female Orphan School - 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm.
- A Changing Australia: The Time of Gough Whitlam - An interactive exhibition that recalls the transformative years of the Whitlam government.
- The Liberation Prison Project in the Margaret Whitlam Galleries - An exhibition of 65 original artworks by people in prison, from Australia and the world.
- Parking permits in the Heritage Circle ($7) are available from the Visitor Information Centre.