This is the final episode recorded in collaboration with the Men’s Health, Information & Research Centre based at Western Sydney University.
In this episode, you’ll hear from CEO and Founder of the Rites of Passage Institute Dr Arne Rubinstein, alongside the General Manager of Panthers on the Prowl (the community development arm of the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Club) and co-founder of the Building Young Men group mentoring program, Brad Waugh.
Our guests discuss their experience in working with men & boys in their communities and highlight what it is that they feel is integral for success when working in this sector of community development and social change.
This episode was recorded in collaboration and partnership with the Men’s Health, Information, and Research Center (MHIRC) based at Western Sydney University. It is the second installment of conversations with social researchers looking into the health and wellbeing of men and boys.
This week we were lucky enough to be able to yarn with Dr John Hunter of the Gamilaraay & Wiradjuri people, and working at Macquarie University, who focuses his research and practice in Indigenous Methodologies through Community Based Action Research. His focus in today’s conversation is ‘Learning survival, sustainability, and healing through community. There could not be a more important moment for us to listen to John’s perspective here.
This week (June 2020) we have seen protests arise around the world in support for the #blacklivesmatter and #aboriginallivesmatter movements, and we at the Social Work Discoveries podcast stand in solidarity with all those working to resist and change the ongoing trauma, oppression, and marginalisation rampant throughout our societies.
All those who contribute to the SW Discoveries Podcast commit to working to shift the practices we undertake here that reinforce the status quo of racism and bigotry that fosters hate and fear, especially in Justice, Law Enforcement and Community Welfare. We aim to support reconciliation, treaty, self-determination, land-rights, and Aboriginal sovereignty throughout Australia, remembering that the land on which this podcast is produced was, is, and always will be Aboriginal land.
With this in mind, we hope that you find John’s thoughts and ideas as inspiring as we did.