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Free Webinar — The Kindness Revolution

In times of turmoil, including disaster, war and pandemic Converge presents an uplifting opportunity to hear from social psychologist, Hugh MacKay AO, in our series Conversations with Cate.

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Wed 4 May 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Free Public Virtual Conference

The Kindness Revolution

In times of turmoil, including disaster, war and pandemic Converge presents an uplifting opportunity to hear from social psychologist, Hugh MacKay AO, in our series Conversations with Cate (Converge Head of Clinical Services).

Presenter: Hugh MacKay AO, Cate Page

When: Wednesday, 4 May 2022 @ 12pm (AEST)

 

What will it cover?

This is an important conversation about how we create hope by changing our behaviour to one of kindness, and how the recent crises and catastrophes may actually have shown us a way of doing this that takes us forward towards optimism.

Hugh MacKay has had a 60-year career in social research, and was also a weekly newspaper columnist for over 25 years. He is a bestselling author of 22 books, including eight novels and his latest “The Kindness Revolution”. This conversation draws on his extensive research and life wisdom to reflect on how kindness and wellbeing are interlinked. Together they discuss how levels of kindness have changed over the years; what role social media may have played; the impact of ‘busyness’ on kindness as well as what causes people to be unkind.

Hugh will explore the importance of asking ourselves what really matters? Are we living the kind of life we want? What society do we want to belong to, and suggests how kindness is in our power even when fondness often isn’t.

 

More about Hugh MacKay AO

Hugh is currently an honorary professor in the Research School of Psychology at ANU, and a patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre. Among other honorary appointments, he has been deputy chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, the inaugural chairman of the ACT government’s Community Inclusion Board and an honorary professor at Macquarie, Wollongong and Charles Sturt universities.

Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the Royal Society of NSW. In recognition of his pioneering work in social research, he has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, NSW, Western Sydney and Wollongong universities. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015.

 

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