Movement Building

19 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Winning Ideas

Short provocative sessions for strategists, campaigners and organisers. Does your team need some fresh ideas to inspire your campaigning, organising and movement building? These short taster sessions are designed to enliven team meetings, giving you new perspectives and frameworks to apply. Each session is a conversation guided by Holly Hammond, drawing on the source book […]

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18 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Critical Consciousness Building

How do we get woke and stay woke? This Melbourne Campaigners’ Network session looks at a key issue in organising: how do we become aware of oppression and motivated to do something about it, and how do we support others on the same path? Critical consciousness, or consciousness raising, is a practice for building analysis […]

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26 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Enrolments are open for the 2016 Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy – Australia’s most comprehensive social change qualification. This is an excellent opportunity for change agents to deepen their skills and knowledge through a unique accredited course. The Graduate Certificate draws on the latest knowledge about effective campaigning as well as established theoretical frameworks for understanding […]

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27 November 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

Enrolments are open for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy – Australia’s most comprehensive social change qualification. This is an excellent opportunity for change agents to deepen their skills and knowledge through a unique accredited course. The Graduate Certificate draws on the latest knowledge about effective campaigning as well as established theoretical frameworks for understanding […]

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23 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

People’s Climate March: Why did people participate?

The international People’s Climate Mobilisation has involved inspiring large rallies around the world – including an epic 310,000 in New York City. In Melbourne around 30,000 turned out on Sunday 21 September, a beautiful spring day. Four volunteers undertook a survey at the rally, to gather feedback for the organisers, see if there were lessons […]

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22 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

#BustTheBudget – what can we do?

#BustTheBudget – what can we do?

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to reschedule MCN: Indigenous Campaigns & Solidarity (to 14 August), BUT WAIT – we have a hot new topic ready to go!! The impacts of this budget are widespread, but how do we make the most of this opportunity to take action? How do we engage new activists, what […]

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18 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Building Effective Alliances

Building Effective Alliances

Social change takes sustained collective effort – working together in alliances can increase power and bring needed resources to the struggle. But how do we get it together?! Anouska Teunen from Amnesty International Australia will share campaign stories and frameworks for developing alliances. You’ll leave with new ideas, practical insights, and contact details for potential […]

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24 July 2013 ~ 11 Comments

Training to Shift Power

This June I had an amazing opportunity to be part of building the power and momentum of the global climate movement. I spent a fortnight in Istanbul working on 350.org’s Global Power Shift which gathered 500 climate activists from over 130 countries. The fortnight really translated into months of preparation and a few weeks of recovery! It’s […]

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15 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Shifting Power Globally

Global Power Shift has been a significant part of Plan to Win’s work this year. Stay tuned for an update from Holly Hammond about her involvement in training campaigners at GPS – and come along on 25 July for a report-back by Melbourne participants.  Here, Brisbane-based activist Simon Copland shares his own wrap-up of a big […]

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11 June 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Celebration is an Activist Skill

Last month’s Melbourne Campaigners’ Network was held on a grim rainy night but it was totally heartwarming! We shared stories of success – big or small, recent or distant. Activists are often so focused on problems. We’re used to battle and struggle. Unfortunately many of us have experienced defeat. Even when we do win it […]

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