November, 2011

21 November 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Tips for New Activists

I had a fun time at the Commonground Festival, enjoying the beautiful environment, lovely music and friendly folks. I also ran a short workshop on ‘Getting Started in Activism’. It was a great discussion and it made me think a lot about what it takes for people to get active, what leads to people dropping […]

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16 November 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Songs and Stories

My friend Anne O’Brien is involved in putting on Songs of Meaning and Power in Sydney, 25 – 27 November. The weekend includes a number of workshops and song sharing circles to connect people with each other and their motivations for activism. This coming weekend I’ll be going along to the Commonground Festival in Victoria […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Melbourne Campaigners’ Network: December

Melbourne Campaigners’ Network: December

The Melbourne Campaigner’s Network is a monthly gathering for campaigners, activists, and organisers to discuss ideas, exchange resources and discover new approaches to social change. The December session includes: Campaign Review 2011. A look back at the year in campaigning – the wins, the losses, and the lessons for the future. Campaign Case Study: 100% […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Campaigning on the Interwebs: Part 2

The second Melbourne Campaigner’s Network covered all things online campaigning, with a talk from Oxfam Australia’s Digital Campaigns Coordinator Tim Norton. In my last post I spoke about identifying audiences, aims, objectives and briefly touched on tools. In this post-event article, I wanted to share the slides from my talk, and talk a little bit […]

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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Sustaining Activism Workshop

Self-care and stress release strategies for people working towards social and ecological justice Activist energy is a precious resource. The struggles we find ourselves in can be incredibly stressful and emotionally demanding. With all the pressures in life do you find that your own needs end up at the bottom of the list? Take some […]

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