Author Archives: Graeme Stuart

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.

The AVP Transforming Power Mandala in Pieces

A version of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) transforming power mandala in pieces for use in online workshops. Continue reading

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“Course optimisation” and the end of my time at the Family Action Centre

From January 2021 I will be working two-days per week, and then my position will finish at the end of October. Continue reading

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Special (Song for Sunday)

I’ve decided to get back to my blog more seriously and as a way of easing my way in, decided to find a great song to warm me up. I recently came across Special by LP (Laura Pergolizzi) when a … Continue reading

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At your door: a climate change art work

This is a video of my daughter’s HSC (final year high school) visual art work: At your door. It’s an acrylic painting on an old door supported by a soundscape. I admit I’m totally biased, but I think it’s very … Continue reading

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Off-topic posts in a LinkedIn community engagement discussion group

I recently asked a LinkedIn discussion group on community engagement what posts should be deleted. Here are the results. Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Times like these

Love this version of Times Like These (originally by the Foo Fighters).  

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Song for Sunday – Sing Gently

The actual song is under 3.5 minutes, but the video is over 10 minutes. Most of it is listing the 17,572 singers from 129 countries who come together to perform Eric Whitacre’s “Sing Gently”. If you liked this post please … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Heal Together

It’s been over four years since I posted a song for Sunday so one is well over due. I’m in the process of updating a couple of online courses I teach and I’m wanting to have a greater focus on … Continue reading

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Broken Squares online

Broken squares is a popular exercise in Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), and other workshops. When we trialed an AVP workshop online, I created a version we could do using Google Drawings. It largely works the same way, but with … Continue reading

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Agenda and resources from our first AVP online workshop

We (Graeme Stuart and Rob Duncan from Newcastle, and Selene Moonbeams and Jim Thom from Western Australia) are making the agendas and resources we used in our first Basic Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) online workshop. For an overview of … Continue reading

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