A report-back from Melbourne participants in’s Global Power Shift in Istanbul in June.

500 grassroots activists and leaders from around the world met over six days to prepare for the next phase of the global climate movement.

Lucy Manne, Katie Higgins and Holly Hammond will share:

  • Their key lessons about campaigning from training sessions in areas such as media and communications, online campaigning, grassroots organising and nonviolent direct action
  • Insights about global movement building from an event involving participants from 135 countries, with majority participation from the developing world
  • Observations from Turkey during a time of political struggle

Lucy Manne is Co-director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC). Lucy was one of the trainers in the Online Campaigning workshop track at Global Power Shift.

Katie Higgins is part of the AYCC international team and a frontline activist with Greenpeace. She will be part of the Australian team implementing Phase 2 of GPS.

Holly Hammond is the Director of Plan to Win, Melbourne’s social movement support project, and a convenor of the Melbourne Campaigners’ Network. She was one of the facilitators of the Training for Trainers prior to GPS and the convenor of the Media and Communications workshop track.

Facilitated by Naomi Blackburn, MCN co-convenor.

This is a Melbourne Campaigner’s Network event. MCN holds regular gatherings for campaigners, activists, and organisers to discuss ideas, exchange resources and discover new approaches to social change.

Location:  Ross House, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Time:  6pm til 8pm.
Date:  Thursday 25 July
Further info:  Holly Hammond – call 0421 508 446 or via the Contact page.