Calling activist trainers!

Trainers and facilitators play a vital role in social movements – helping people to gain the clarity and skills they need to make change in the world. Australia has a small and creative social movement support sector but it would be wonderful to see many more...

Better Activist Meetings

Do you spend a lot of your life in meetings? Or does it just feel like it?! Meetings are a big part of working collectively but too often… they suck. One of the things that motivated me to become an activist educator and facilitator was frustration with boring...

Facilitation at Occupy Melbourne

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a fortnight since Occupy Melbourne first kicked off. On the 15th October, as part of a global day of action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Melbourne started at City Square. People gathered, working groups met,...

Hey Activists, R U OK?

Today is R U OK Day, a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide. The website states: ‘Staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and wellbeing. Feeling isolated or hopeless can contribute to depression and other mental illnesses,...