Disrupted Festival

Protecting our rights online

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Digital technologies are becoming part of our everyday lives. But with these increases in connectivity, convenience, and efficiency come many risks to our privacy, security, and safety online. In this session, we will explore some of the ethical questions about modern digital technologies and consider how they can create risks, cause harm, and undermine our rights online.

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We know the world needs to change – but what do we do about it, and how can young people make their voice heard? Whether it’s climate action, mental health or trans rights – whatever your passion, this session offers a crash course in advocacy, activism and how to bring about the change you want to see in the world.
(the language of the Nyungar)

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Engage in a critical conversation, thinking about how the language of the Nyungar has sustained in its own right. Examining how Nyungar has influenced English. Participants will be encouraged to listen and experiment within the conversation.

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Elders Len Collard, a world leader in traditional placenaming, and Geri Hayden, lead facilitator of Community Arts Network’s (CAN) Noongar Place Names program, will host a unique workshop which takes participants on a deeper dive into Noongar language and culture.

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Hear from Chemutai Glasheen and Afeif Ismail, contributors of Unlimited Futures, as they speak with Rafeif Ismail about the stories they wished existed when they were growing up and what inspired them to write their pieces in this new anthology.

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Unfortunately, this session is cancelled. As an alternative, you can join the Disrupted panel discussion Talking About Death Won’t Kill You.
SMaRT technologies and MICROfactories creating products from waste

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We can start a new ‘green materials’ revolution and advance Australian manufacturing, be more sustainable and create new jobs. Professor Veena Sahajwalla explores how we can take so called “end of life” waste products and reform them into materials for remanufacturing.
In Conversation with Dr Yumiko Kadota and Dr Jenny Brockis

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'Burnout' we know the affliction has long existed in society, but why is it getting worse? Dr Yumiko Kadota and Dr Jenny Brockis provided lived experiences and detailed research in their writings into the condition. They join together for an honest and open in conversation.

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Explore the impact of culture, recycling and the circular economy on Australian fashion. What happens when the fashionistas buck the trends, go out on their own and focus on sustainable futures?
The Future of the Yindjibarndi and the Pilbara

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How did the Yindjibarndi people, the traditional custodians of land rich in iron-ore deposits, take down a multi-billion dollar mining company? And what will happen next? Join us in hearing from Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation CEO, Michael Woodley, and Paul Cleary, journalist and best-selling author of the book Title Fight.

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As a journalist Tom Tilley has probed for truth in all areas of society, now he’s revealing his own. Born into a Pentecostal sect, Tom began to doubt its most sacred belief. Honesty came with a devastating cost, but this life affirming story offers hope for anyone questioning the truth in their own life.

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We’re DEAD serious about coffee, cake and ending taboos on death! If you’ve ever wanted to discuss death in a welcoming, friendly space over afternoon tea, join our ‘In the Ground Death Café’ to meet new people whose ideas on death may challenge or excite a curious mind.