September 2017 Assembly: "Islands" featuring Dr Katerina Teaiwa

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In September 2017, Sunday Assembly Canberra are surrounding ourselves with water. Our event's theme is Islands.

Our guest speaker for September's event is Dr Katerina Teaiwa, from the Australian National University. Associate Professor Teaiwa's main area of research looks at the histories of Australian and New Zealand phosphate mining in the central Pacific. She focuses on the movement of Banaban rock and the complex relations created by the mining, shipping, production and consumption of superphosphate and ensuing commodities. She also studies the ways in which indigenous Banabans use creative expression to make sense of this difficult history of the double displacement of land and people from their new home of Rabi Island in Fiji.

Sunday Assembly Canberra takes our monthly theme, and curates a whole event that examines the topic from different angles. As well as Dr Teaiwa's talk, we will feature songs (think: "My Island Home"), a reading, a personal reflection, followed by tea and cake. (Please email us if you have a personal reflection on "islands" that you would like to share with us.)

Sunday Assembly Canberra is a radically-inclusive, non-religious gathering held once per month. Our events are built around our motto: Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More.

Where: Majura Hall, Rosevear Place, Dickson. (Near the Majura Tennis courts).
When: Sunday 17 September 2017. Please arrive by 2:15 for a 2:30 p.m. start.
RSVP: Please register your free tickets via

Interesting speaker + community + songs + tea & cake = Sunday Assembly Canberra.

If you are coming along to the assembly, we are always very grateful to anyone who can bring a home-baked or store-bought cake to share after the assembly!




September 17, 2017 at 2:30pm - 4pm
Majura Hall
Suliljaw Lusausatj Hedvig Skirgård

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