Social Movement History

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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05 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Decolonizing Solidarity Book Club

Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles is a book by Clare Land. The book is based on interviews with 24 Aboriginal community members and non-Aboriginal activists, and includes what the author has personally learned through her own activist work in southeastern Australia. ‘This book… addresses situations and ideas that few non-Aboriginal […]

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17 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Radical resistance at La ZAD

MCN: Radical resistance at La ZAD

Hear from a visiting French activist about the inspiring struggle to stop an airport and save farms and forests. For over 50 years, farmers and locals have resisted the building of a new airport for the French city of Nantes (which by the way already has one). Now in these rich fields, forests and wetlands, […]

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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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24 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What stopped the EW Tunnel?

What stopped the EW Tunnel?

When it is people vs roads, it’s rare that people win. Despite the signed contracts, federal funding committed and homes acquired the East-West Tunnel project has been stopped! (For now at least). But what stopped it? We’ll take a look at the community campaign strategies and tactics that enabled this historic win. Featuring Cait Jones […]

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26 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy and Soul Bookclub Workshops

The online discussion of Strategy and Soul is in full swing – get in touch if you’d like to join. Here’s two opportunities to be part of the face-to-face bookclub. Weekend Workshop: Campaign Strategy with Soul A 1 ½ day workshop to apply the insights from Strategy and Soul to campaign planning. We’ll explore: Framing your […]

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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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30 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy and Soul Bookclub

Strategy and Soul Bookclub

Summer Discussion and Strategy Workshop   Strategy and Soul is the riveting David versus Goliath story of the campaign against Philadelphia casino development. Written by Daniel Hunter, experienced US activist educator, the book reads like a novel but teaches like a strategy manual. To get the most out of this excellent resource Plan to Win has […]

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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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02 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning from history, committing to solidarity

Karrina Nolan and Amelia Telford facilitated an excellent session for our August MCN. After the usual networking Karrina set the context that needs to be front of mind when working with Indigenous communities: Over 50% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are under 35, but are also 25-28 times more likely to be detained in the […]

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