Date:  to
Event type:  Workshop
Region:  Brisbane
Pricing:  As per event listing


Address:  TBC
State:  Queensland


Name:  Branch Services Coordinator
Phone Number:  07 2101 4629

General Information

The AASW is a member of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and states in its joint declaration “as health stakeholders we recognise we have a particular responsibility to the community in advocating for public policy that will promote and protect human health; as health leaders we have the capacity to influence our political representatives to take effective action; we acknowledge the contribution and responsibility of governments, businesses, civil society, the community, and individuals in taking action to reduce climate risk”

Social Workers and other environmental justice advocates are invited to attend this half day session for a semi-structured discussion on the the practical impacts and actions in the health and justice sectors regarding the declared climate emergency.

Summary of Activity

With World Environment Day on Sunday 05 June this workshop is extremely relevant and also offers the opportunity for promotion both before and after the event.

The half day would comprise of a large group discussion and then break into smaller groups to brainstorm key areas identified by the main group/talk.

Who should attend?

Social Workers, First Nations people, CAHA members and representatives from CAHA member organisations, climate justice advocates and those wishing to know more about climate justice.

Learning Outcomes?

Specific learning outcomes for participants:

  • Impacts of climate change on population health
  • Importance of Indigenous land management and First Nations acknowledgement
  • Key advocacy areas and ways of messaging
  • How to lobby political representatives
  • Networking and identification of allies

Meet the Presenter

Beni McKenzie – Beni is currently with the Homeless Health Outreach team of Gold Coast Health as his paid role. Beni is a co-convenor of the First Nations Vitality practice group, on the leadership committee of the Gold Coast Practice group and co-founded the online Australian Social Work Changemakers group.

Beni’s cultural background is Anglo-Celtic, grew up in Kallangur near the confluence of the Pine Rivers on Turrbal land. I’m discipline proud and understand the importance of communication with members in an inclusive branch.

More Information

Venue: TBC

Date: Saturday 04 June 2022

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

CPD: 4 hrs

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