AFL Can Cure Democracy?

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
24 May 2019
Author / Presenters: 
George Megalogenis and Akec Makur Chuot

In Melbourne, Australian Rules football is a way of of life and, for many, a religion. The phenomenally successful launch of the AFLW means football is more inclusive, and more democratic, than ever before.

Can we take lessons from the greatest game – and the greatest sporting culture – in human history and use them to transform our democracy? What if our elected representatives behaved more like our most inspiring footy figureheads? If Australian Rules football is truly the ultimate leveller, how can we apply the values of the game to kick goals across other areas of our society?

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Knowledge Week.

Readings will be our bookseller for this event.