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#dirrumfestival

A collection of videos from #dirrumfestival: world class speakers at the top of their field joined by young voices practising small, effective acts of social change.

Kevin Rudd | Dirrum Festival #CBR21
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Kevin Rudd | Dirrum Festival #CBR21

Kevin Rudd is a former Prime Minister of Australia, Member for Griffith, Leader of the Opposition and Foreign Minister. Since 2015, Mr Rudd has served as President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, a platform dedicated to assisting governments and business on policy challenges between Asia and the West. One of Mr Rudd’s first major initiatives as Prime Minister was to deliver the National Apology to the Stolen Generations and commit to ‘closing the gap’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. He successfully led Australia through the Global Financial Crisis, which kept Australia as the only major developed economy to avoid recession. In October 2020, Mr Rudd launched a petition for a Royal Commission into the diversity of the Australian media and its impact on Australian democracy. With more than 500,000 signatures, the petition became the most signed parliamentary e-petition in Australia. - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2021 Stepping Stones | 6-7 August 2021 Stepping stones for a better tomorrow. The first act of changing the world is a single step. What steps can we take to make this world a better place? For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2021, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr21 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - - 0:00 Introduction 1:15 Ensuring Australia's prosperity 3:19 Fundamentals of strong leadership 7:21 China's growing influence 10:19 Media ownership in Australia 13:50 Vaccination targets 18:27 Australia's climate change response 22:35 Handball as an olympic sport 24:04 Outro - - -
Margriet Ruurs | Dirrum Festival #CBR21
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Margriet Ruurs | Dirrum Festival #CBR21

Margriet Ruurs is a Canadian based author renowned for her children’s books and educational materials. Her bestselling book Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey is an emotional and thought-provoking story illustrated by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr. He collects beautiful pebbles from around his home in Latakia, recreating the tragedies he has seen as a result of the Syrian conflict in stone. Following a family forced to flee their village to escape the war drawing closer to their home, Stepping Stones is a cry for change and hope. Margriet's campaign through Stepping Stones has raised over $60,000 for refugees in Canada, and allowed multiple schools, organisations and communities around the world to join her cause. - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2021 Stepping Stones | 6-7 August 2021 Stepping stones for a better tomorrow. The first act of changing the world is a single step. What steps can we take to make this world a better place? For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2021, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr21 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - - 0:00 Introduction 1:45 Margriet Ruurs - - -
Valerie Browning | Lessons from the Afar | Dirrum Festival #CBR19
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Valerie Browning | Lessons from the Afar | Dirrum Festival #CBR19

Maalika trained as a nurse in Sydney. Almost by accident she landed in Africa straight after. It was 1973. Now it is her home. ​ Her husband, Ismael, is an Afar elder. The Afar are pastoralists and follow their herds of sheep, goats cattle and camels across the Horn of Africa. The Afar region is one of poorest places on earth where temperatures regularly hit 50 degrees and one in three children die before the age of five. ​ Drought and disease and hunger are not new. Hardship for the Afar almost seems normal. Four rainy seasons being reduced to two is a new cruelty. Living at the margins is challenging at the best of times, but with climate change, it is now extreme. ​ Should the Afar be able to continue their ancient nomadic way of life? And can they? Does climate change, international boarders and erratic local governance make it all but impossible? What have we to learn from the Afar? ​ Maalika has been described by Channel 9’s 60 Minutes’ as “one of our unsung national treasures." She was a part of the very first speaking panel at the inaugural Dirrum event in 2013. - - - Video produced by Stella Martin, Radford College - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2019 Faces of Change | 17 August 2019 For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2019, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr19 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - -
Ahmed Kelly | Power of Being Positive | Dirrum Festival #CBR20
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Ahmed Kelly | Power of Being Positive | Dirrum Festival #CBR20

Ahmed Kelly has overcome many obstacles in his life to swim for Australia at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. In 2008 Ahmed started training for swimming, and since then has been able to claim back-to-back 100m breaststroke victories at the 2010 & 2011 Australian Swimming Championships with both wins coming in a world record time. Outside of his busy swimming commitments, Ahmed is studying Bachelor of Arts through La Trobe University. - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020 Tipping Points | 14-15 August 2020 Tipping Points. Everywhere tipping points. Some need arresting. Others need starting, and some a push and tipping over: truth telling, earth caring, life protecting. It’s about recognition, democracy, freedom and freedoms. For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr20 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - - 0:00 Introduction 1:00 Ahmed Kelly: Power of Being Positive - - -
Richard Browning | I Just Want to Make a Difference | Dirrum Festival #CBR20
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Richard Browning | I Just Want to Make a Difference | Dirrum Festival #CBR20

Richard Browning speaks of his new book, I Just Want to Make a Difference: A Journey in Social Change Making. About the author: Originally a physiotherapist, now priest, Richard has always been a professional child. His chief work has been as father of three boys now men. His best work as school chaplain has been around a culture of engagement: Christian faith as movement towards greater humanity, not religiosity, and service as a means to discover and express humanity, not power. Apart from delighting in his role as priest/ pastor/storyteller/liturgist/coach/mentor among students, Richard’s most rewarding work pivots around Radford College’s values and ethos and how it might best honour God and serve the common good. - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020 Tipping Points | 14-15 August 2020 Tipping Points. Everywhere tipping points. Some need arresting. Others need starting, and some a push and tipping over: truth telling, earth caring, life protecting. It’s about recognition, democracy, freedom and freedoms. For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr20 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - -
Sarah Bachelard | Silence, Stillness, and Contemplative Action | Dirrum Conference 2014
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Sarah Bachelard | Silence, Stillness, and Contemplative Action | Dirrum Conference 2014

Sarah Bachelard is a pilgrim and meditator, theologian and philosopher. She is a teacher of meditation and leader of a contemplative community, representative to the United Nations on the status of women and author (Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis (2012) and Resurrection and Moral Imagination (2014)).   She has been a lecturer in spirituality and ethics and notes the last few years have moved her from ideology towards ontology, that is, away from the practice of being good to the art of being loved. This, she suggests, is the way to participate in lasting change. Sarah advocates stillness and silence as an important pillar in sustainable, lifelong, ethical practice. - - - Dirrum Dirrum Conference 2014 Be the Change | 1-4 August 2014 For more information about the Dirrum Dirrum Conference 2014, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr14 - - - Dirrum Dirrum seeks to foster a greater humanity. If it is authentic then it will be a gift to others, measurable in the power and life it bestows. There are three activities: the development of humble leadership; creating a climate of inspiration; fostering a cycle of responsibility. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal and represents the earth. We belong to the earth, we belong to one another, and we belong to the human and ecological communities from which we draw nourishment. Belonging infers accountability. Dirrum Dirrum invites an accountability to the way it enriches community and empowers people. Simply, may we do justice, act with compassion and walk humbly together upon the earth and with our God. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - -
Ahed Tamimi | Introduction by Elise Northcote | Dirrum Festival #CBR19
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Ahed Tamimi | Introduction by Elise Northcote | Dirrum Festival #CBR19

An introduction to Ahed Tamimi by Elise Northcote. Subscribe to the Dirrum Dirrum YouTube channel and like Dirrum Festival on Facebook to be notified when Ahed Tamimi's video is made available online. https://youtube.com/dirrumdirrum https://facebook.com/dirrumfestival - - - Ahed Tamimi is a Palestinian eighteen-year-old activist who has been able to spread her message throughout the international community. Growing up in Israeli-occupied West Bank, her father Bassem organised frequent protests in her small village Nabi Saleh. In November 2012, images of then eleven-year-old Tamimi during a protest confronting Israeli soldiers went viral. Tamimi became known for her activism work in the years that followed as further videos of her family’s protests spread, including her at fourteen years old biting the hand of a soldier as he attempted to arrest her brother. In December 2017 Ahed’s fifteen-year-old cousin was shot in the face with a rubber bullet during a demonstration and put into a medically induced coma. Soldiers then entered Tamimi’s home and she was filmed slapping, kicking and shoving them. She was later arrested for assault and the incident attracted international interest and debate. During her imprisonment videos of her being interrogated circulated, which showed male officers commenting on her appearance and threatening to arrest her friends. Tamimi was sentenced to eight months in prison after agreeing to a plea bargain and was released on 29 July 2018. She earned her high school degree while in prison and now wishes to study law to “hold the occupation accountable”. A mural of Tamimi was painted by two Italian artists upon her release. Both artists were subsequently arrested and forced to leave Israel. With flare ups in the Palestine-Israel conflict in Gaza in May this year, Tamimi, described as the next ‘Joan of Arc’ and ‘Rosa Park’, is a continued symbol of resistance and hope for her people. - - - Video produced by Stella Martin, Radford College - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2019 Faces of Change | 17 August 2019 For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2019, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr19 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - -
Brooke Prentis | Common Grace & The Australian Dream | Dirrum Festival #CBR20
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Brooke Prentis | Common Grace & The Australian Dream | Dirrum Festival #CBR20

Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal Christian leader and speaker. She is a proud Wakka Wakka women who has been heavily involved with the organisation of Common Grace. Common Grace is Christian organisation aimed at working for justice and seeking to speak and live more graciously. She started out as Common Grace’s spokesperson and is currently the CEO of the organisation. The Australian Dream: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/australian-dream We Can't Breathe: https://youtu.be/M4f47RB1XwM - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020 Tipping Points | 14-15 August 2020 Tipping Points. Everywhere tipping points. Some need arresting. Others need starting, and some a push and tipping over: truth telling, earth caring, life protecting. It’s about recognition, democracy, freedom and freedoms. For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr20 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - - 0:00 Introduction 0:35 Brooke Prentis: Common Grace & The Australian Dream - - -
Bernard Collaery | Time for Reform | Dirrum Festival #CBR20
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Bernard Collaery | Time for Reform | Dirrum Festival #CBR20

Bernard Collaery describes the Australia he grew up in and the values he has identified with, loves and has faithfully served. What is Witness K guilty of? What is his legal representation guilty of? Why did Australia betray such a vulnerable, emerging and impoverished nation and for what? Profit? Collaery asks, 'where is the helium, why was it given away for free?' Why must the trial proceed behind closed doors? Collaery argues that our values and the instruments that safeguard civil society are under threat. This talk is extremely challenging: "Time for Reform". Collaery is an Australian solicitor and barrister who specialises in litigation in high-profile personal injury cases. Recently, he represented a witness in a case brought by the Timor-Leste Government against the Australian Government for the bugging of Timor-Leste cabinets during Timor Sea oil negotiations. Throughout his career as a solicitor, advocate, and politician, Bernard has been a fearless advocate for human rights. - - - #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020 Tipping Points | 14-15 August 2020 Tipping Points. Everywhere tipping points. Some need arresting. Others need starting, and some a push and tipping over: truth telling, earth caring, life protecting. It’s about recognition, democracy, freedom and freedoms. For more information about #dirrumfestivalCBR 2020, visit https://dirrumfestival.org/cbr20 - - - #dirrumfestival is an artefact of Dirrum Dirrum, a movement encouraging young people’s engagement in service to the common good. Dirrum Dirrum is a way of seeing others and ourselves bound in respectful relationship, standing in a wide circle of compassionate engagement. It acknowledges a common ground and is an active choice for life beyond the smallness of self-interest. Dirrum Dirrum is the sound of red in Ngunnawal language: the colour of blood and earth. For more information about Dirrum Dirrum, visit https://dirrumdirrum.org/about - - - 0:00 Introduction 2:35 Bernard Collaery: Time for Reform - - -