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This is the gateway to finding more out about individual episodes from either Series 1 (2017) or Series 2 (2018), including being able to read the full transcript of the episode.

Mike Gecan – Change Maker Chat

Mike Gecan – Change Maker Chat

Mike Gecan is a 45 year veteran organiser based in the United States. He is the former National Co-Director of the first, largest and oldest community organising network in the world – the Industrial Areas Foundation. He talks to us about what organising is, and what it is not. He shares stories about how he learnt about power, and explores some of the differences between social change traditions like mobilising and organising. He also gives us a fresh take on…

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Samuel Chu Change Maker Chat

Samuel Chu Change Maker Chat

ChangeMakers Podcast · Samuel Chu – Change Maker Chat Samuel Chu is a long time community organiser and the founder of the Hong Kong Democracy Council in the United States. In this Chat we explore how he has connected his identities as an organiser and a Hong Konger to create a radically different form of international solidarity in the US. His approach translated the energy of protest into politics, securing bipartisan support for multiple pieces of legislation in support of…

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Maurice Mitchell Change Maker Chat

Maurice Mitchell Change Maker Chat

ChangeMakers Podcast · Maurice Mitchell ChangeMaker Chat The Movement for Black Lives is realigning political life in the US in 2020. Maurice Mitchell has been a leader in this movement since Ferguson. This conversation moves from his own traumatic experiences of racism that shaped his early life, to his work as an organiser and his reflections on the kinds of political strategy required to win justice. We zero in on the protests that exploded following the police murder of George…

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Craig Reucassel Change Maker Chat

Craig Reucassel Change Maker Chat

Have you been enjoying Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge – the show all about climate change? Then come and hear our ChangeMaker Chat with host Craig Reucassel where we go behind the scenes to find out about his story, and explore what he is trying to achieve in doing the show. Many change makers bemone the media for ignoring or underplaying real issues like climate change. But what happens when someone in the media decides to use their…

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#29 Bushfires Part 2 – Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay

#29 Bushfires Part 2 – Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay

ChangeMakers Podcast · #29 Bushfires Part 2 – Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay   In all of Australia, Batemans Bay and the South Coast was one of the worst affected. With devastation everywhere, formal government services and charities weren’t able to cope. This is the story of the little known community initiative that saw the breach and stepped in to fill the gap. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne, Spotify or Stitcher – or on most other podcast…

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#28 Bushfires Part 1 – Black Ops Mosquitos

#28 Bushfires Part 1 – Black Ops Mosquitos

ChangeMakers Podcast · #28 Bushfires Part 1 – Black Ops Mosquitos In the summer of 2019, Australia had the worst bushfires on record. Everyone knows the story of the official fires services. This is the story of the not-so-official fire fighting squad. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne, Spotify or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed. Join our weekly email list to hear our latest musings, podcasts and training….

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Articles about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests by our Host

Articles about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests by our Host

In the second half of 2019, our Host Amanda Tattersall was commissioned by the Conversation to write a series of pieces about the Hong Kong Protests and its developing strategy. The links to these are here:   The Hong Kong protesters have turned militant and more strategic – and this unnerves Beijing – 2 August 2019 – HERE The past few weeks has seen a drastic escalation in violence on the streets of Hong Kong. On Tuesday night, a police officer aimed…

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Richard Fuller – Change Maker Chat

Richard Fuller – Change Maker Chat

ChangeMakers Podcast · Richard Fuller – ChangeMaker Chat What happens to the communities that suffer from toxic pollution? Too often nothing. But not if they partner with Pure Earth, the world’s only global NGO working on toxics. Today we talk with it’s founder Richard Fuller – engineer turned toxics crusader who has helped lead an intervention that has cleaned up over 120 places. We find out how he got into it, and how Pure Earth works with communities to create…

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Hong Kong Webinar – news from the front line: a ChangeMakers Face to Face event

Hong Kong Webinar – news from the front line: a ChangeMakers Face to Face event

On Friday 22 May, Beijing officials circulated a radical new law that would allow mainland forces jurisdiction in Hong Kong. Surprising local democracy protests and even Beijing aligned politicians, this legislation represents a dramatic over-reach of mainland forces – threatening, if not effectively ending the “One Country, Two Systems” policy that the Peoples’ Republic of China agreed to in 1997. To help us outside of Hong Kong understand what that means, and what we could do to act in solidarity…

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Joan Garry – Change Maker Chat

Joan Garry – Change Maker Chat

  Social service organisations like food banks, charities, and nonprofits are being squeezed at both ends by the pandemic – their resource base has collapsed while they now have much greater demand for their services. Joan Garry talks us through these challenges based on her decades of experience as an advocate, nonprofit CEO and mentor to thousands of nonprofit leaders across North America. For more of Joan – see her website – https://www.joangarry.com/ And – https://nonprofitleadershiplab.com/ Listen by clicking play…

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