Reaching out for Ghosts: Navigating the In-Between Worlds
Dr Marilyn Metta
Wednesday 31 March 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Dr Marilyn Metta draws on her Malaysian-Chinese heritage to reflect on the intersections of the spiritual, the supernatural, and memory in her cultural-migrant-diasporic identities.
She is particularly interested in the ways in which art, storytelling/storymaking and the performance of rituals can unveil hidden wisdoms. She considers the mysterious and often creative and resourceful ways we learn to survive through generations of migration, displacement and intergenerational trauma.
Dr Metta is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology and works with the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. Marilyn is a writer, film-maker and researcher in the social science, gender studies, human rights and social justice. She’s the Founder & CEO of The Metis Centre, a social justice organisation working to address gendered violence, and the founder of Mettamorphosis Inc. (www.mettamophosis.org.au), a humanitarian organisation working to provide access to education for asylum seeker, refugee and stateless children and young people.
JCG Building 200A,
Kent Street, Bentley
Free event. Refreshments will be served.
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