Celebrate the launch of An Epistemology of Belongingness: Dreaming A First Nation’s Ontology of Hope by Dr Hope O'Chin.
The book focuses on Australia’s First Nations truth, voice, recognition, diversity, and respect. O’Chin offers a conceptual framing for engaging with Indigenous peoples, and forming communities of belongingness and relationality. She offers suggestions for ways in which art and education can act as ‘healing’ and a way forward towards a more inclusive civil society. Ultimately, the book is about Indigenous strengths and what Indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing can offer, and how one might go about honouring and working in this way respectfully.
Hope O’Chin is a Kabi-Kabi, Wakka-Wakka, Koa, Gugu-Yalanji elder, educator, and artist. She obtained her PhD from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. She has worked within government and the private sector, and, within the education sector as a teacher, executive administrator, tutor, lecturer, and senior lecturer. As an artist, Hope has more than 45 exhibitions.
|Date and time
|Friday 8 March, 10.30-11.30am
Free. Registration essential. Morning tea provided.