Rest is Resistance: A Keynote [Melbourne]
Rest is Resistance: A Keynote [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday August 26, 2023
7:30 PM


Arts House
521 Queensberry St
Melbourne, Victoria 3051

Auslan Interpreter/s

Nay King & Kellie Harman

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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A call to action and manifesto for those who are sleep deprived, searching for justice, and longing to be liberated from the oppressive grip of grind culture. 

Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry, is a global pioneer in the movement to understand rest beyond mainstream concepts of wellness. Her work positions rest as a divine right and our bodies as sites of liberation, knowledge and resistance.  

Rest is Resistance: A Keynote is Tricia’s first public appearance in Australia. Exploring and expounding on the concepts from her New York Times bestselling manifesto, Tricia implores us to imagine and create a world where our worth is not reliant on our productivity, particularly within a system that exploits and dehumanises us.   

It is a time for justice, and a time to rest.  

Alongside this keynote, Tricia will also be hosting An Uprising of Dreams, an immersive intervention for collective rest on Saturday 19 August.   

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