World Philosophy Day 2019 – Empowering real change

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EMPOWERING REAL CHANGE – LEADERSHIP FOR A BETTER WORLD.

On this occasion, we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. We take inspiration from his iconic life and leadership characterised by the quest for Truth. Perhaps in this timeless pursuit lies the key to real, holistic, and sustainable change for our world today.

This event will be focusing on approaches to make a better world through various fields such as Education, Philosophy, Ecology, Astronomy, Sociology and Corporate Responsibility.

“Truth alone will endure; all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time” M.K. Gandhi.

Doors open at 6.30 pm. (The event takes place at the Multipurpose room).

Panel Speakers:
1. Shanaka Fernando is the founder of Lentil as Anything. Originally from Sri Lanka, Shanaka opened the first Lentil As Anything in 2000 and has been increasingly involved in projects addressing social justice issues. In 2007 he was awarded Australia’s Local Hero/Social Challenger at Australian of the Year Awards. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and four children.

2. Krystal De Napoli is a Kamilaroi woman from rural North-East Victoria undertaking a Bachelor of Science degree at Monash University, majoring in Astrophysics. She is also a teaching assistant at the university, working closely with Dr Duane Hamacher and Indigenous Elders in their research into Indigenous astronomical traditions.
Krystal has delivered several public talks particularly on the topic of Indigenous Astronomy, presenting the knowledge gathered from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders, and researchers across Australia. She describes the intimate, complex understanding of First Nations people had of the night’s sky and its objects.

3. Shane Ward is a regenerative land use consultant, speaker, teacher, communicator and founder of Action Ecology. Passionate about sustainable food systems, ecosystem restoration, as well as plant, soil & microbial ecology, Shane also works to engage people with visioning a better way forwards for humanity’s approach to energy, economy and agriculture – re-partnering with natural systems – so we might provide a chance for future generations to thrive on this planet.

4. Ariel Druckman is the National Director of New Acropolis Australia. Ariel started his journey towards becoming a living philosopher, 19 years ago at the school’s branch in Tel-Aviv. Since then, he is promoting philosophy as a means to integrate the western and eastern wisdom as a practical path to know oneself and the world around us.

Video Clip by Voice For Change – VFC is a community-focused initiative by the Mushroom Group to inspire young people to follow their dreams and ambitions.

It is about connectivity, inclusion, acceptance overcoming adversity and harnessing the power of music to impact and positively change lives.
Voice For Change: it’s honest, it’s truthful, it’s real life.

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