Real Life presents ‘The Power of Welcome in the Age of Loneliness’



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We’ve all felt lonely at some stage, whether in a fleeting or ongoing capacity—it’s part of the human experience. Even so, why do many of us feel more isolated than ever, despite our unprecedented technological connectedness? And why are these feelings still so heavily stigmatised?

Join us in addressing these and other questions as a panel of experts and social-change pioneers discuss loneliness and explore what we can do to combat its measurable increase in our communities. Following this conversation, panellists will initiate a collaborative brainstorming exercise, encouraging all in attendance to offer thoughts on how we can come together to remedy our time’s curiously fragmented social landscape.

In cities like Melbourne, many of us undergo similar experiences of socio-technological overlap, rendering discussions of this kind overwhelmingly communal. Come and give your two cents!

This event is supported by RACV.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.