National CLCs Conference
The National Association of Community Legal Centres and Community Legal Centres Queensland, who are co-hosting this year’s Conference, are delighted to announce the 2019 Conference. We warmly welcome you to support, shape and join this year’s Conference. We aim to upskill, connect and inspire people in a variety of roles who are designing and delivering important legal services to those most in need of our help.
Power, Purpose, Possibilities
27-29 August 2019
Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street Brisbane
We are at a tipping point. We must take action to address economic inequality and ecological crisis. Economic inequality is increasing. We work in a political and economic system that punishes those in our communities who already experience the most disadvantage and discrimination, incarcerates our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and disempowers the most vulnerable. The gap is widening between the haves and have nots. We are experiencing an ecological crisis. Climate change - heat, bushfires, drought, wild winds and floods, rising sea levels - threatens the existence of all life on our planet.
We want to build a fairer society, where all people are able to live freely and with dignity and are able to access to the services and support they need. We want public interests to be prioritised over private interests. We want social justice. We want climate and ecological justice. We want justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This tipping point offers us an opportunity to debate political and ethical questions and to develop strategies for systemic change.
At the 2019 National Community Legal Centres Conference Power, Purpose, Possibilities we will be considering these hot topics:
What do social, political and environmental pressures mean for our communities and our clients?
What impact does the growing inequality and climate crisis have on the kinds of legal issues our communities experience?
Where does the community legal sector fit within wider movements for social justice and climate justice?
How do we stay hopeful, healthy and resilient?
Plug into interactive workshops and inspiring presentations. Together we will find a way to re-energise our sense of justice, fairness and equity and, perhaps most importantly, our sense of hope.
People acting collectively has always been a source of unbridled power, and this year’s Conference is the platform to light the fuse!
Call for program Expressions of Interest now open!
Calling all colleagues, partners and speakers to showcase your knowledge and experience as champions of social justice, to upskill, connect and inspire conference delegates.
We invite you to shape and deliver this year’s conference program and we welcome Expressions of Interest for concurrent (“breakout”) sessions. EOIs should address our theme Power, Purpose, Possibilities and meet the needs of people working in various roles in the legal assistance sector.
EOIs close 10 May 2019.
Submit your ideas here.
Information on registration, Masterclasses, National Network meetings, speakers, social events and the delegate subsidy application process.
Keep up to date on conference news via this page on our website.
Please contact Alice Jones Rabbitt or Meg Houston at NACLC on (02) 9264 9595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors
Concurrent session sponsor