2019 NQLD Branch Annual Members Meeting - Wednesday 30 October
|Date:||Wednesday 30 October 2019|
|Time:||5.00pm - 6.30pm|
|Organiser:||AASW NQLD Branch|
AASW North Queensland Branch Manager
T: 07 4420 3900
AASW North Queensland Branch 2019 Annual Members Meeting
Please join the AASW North Queensland Branch Management Committee (BMC) at our Annual Members Meeting.
There are currently a number of vacancies on the Branch Management Committee including the Branch Vice President and seven BMC positions, including one Student Representative.
All members are invited to attend and vote. If these positions are not filled prior to the Annual Members Meeting on 30 October 2019, nominations will be called from the floor during the AMM.
Annual Members Meeting Agenda will be announced shortly.
Drinks and nibbles will start from 5.00pm followed by meeting proceedings at 5.30pm
Guest Speaker: Dr Peter Jones
Bio: Dr Peter Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work & Human Services at James Cook University. He is a member of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and a core organiser for the ‘Our Climate - Our Health’ campaign. Peter has served several terms on the executive of the North Queensland Conservation Council and is the Secretary and past President of the Magnetic Island Nature Care Association. He has published a range of academic work in the area of social work and the environment, with a particular focus on eco-social curriculum development.
Topic: Social Work in the Climate Emergency
Description: As a profession, social work has been slow to engage with issues around the ecological crisis and climate change. However, this is changing as the human impacts of global heating become more apparent. This has led both the IFSW and the AASW to issue ‘climate emergency declarations’, putting this issue clearly on the agenda for the profession. This presentation will discuss the nature and impacts of the climate emergency, the challenges which this presents for the profession, and the role that social work can play in responding to this crisis. The emergence of the local group “Social Workers for Climate Action” will be discussed and opportunities for collaboration with other groups and organisations in our region explored.
AASW North Queensland Branch
1/19 Tavern Street, Kirwan, Qld, 4817
Rural and Remote based members can join by Video Conference Link. Register by 28 October 2019 to receive the link
Light refreshments will be served for those that attend in person.