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Information about our different interviews with ChangeMakers, what we call ChangeMaker Chats. These are ad hoc interviews with a single change maker that allow us to explore what kind of change they make, why they make it and how they go about it.

Michelle Meagher Change Maker Chat

Michelle Meagher Change Maker Chat

The power of our largest corporations is all around, but what happens if a corporate foot soldier decides – “enough.” Then uses her inside knowledge to teach people like you and me how to level the playing field? Michelle Meagher is a corporate lawyer and now whistleblower on the system ready to share lessons and insights about how to dramatically change market power. Join our weekly email list to hear our latest musings, podcasts and training. Click on this button…

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Adam Barbanel-Fried Change Maker Chat

Adam Barbanel-Fried Change Maker Chat

Can we use old social change strategies like one to one relationships to make electoral politics different? Adam Barbanel-Fried and his organisation Changing the Conversation Together did exactly this in the 2020 US Election. As a long time community organiser he used Deep Canvassing – door to door conversations that could help voters interpret the election through the eyes of those who they love. The strategy proved to be a powerful antidote to Trump’s Presidency. Adam shares his journey that…

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Steve Killelea Change Maker Chat

Steve Killelea Change Maker Chat

ChangeMakers Podcast · Steve Killelea – ChangeMaker Chat Steve Killelea is one of Australia’s most successful businessmen and a self-described peace maker! In this Chat we talk about why he combined these two passions. We explore how his peace work developed from an idea hatched while working in Africa, to creating the largest index for peace in the world! Join our weekly email list to hear our latest musings, podcasts and training. Click on this button to subscribe:

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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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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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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Margaret Klein Salamon – Change Maker Chat

Margaret Klein Salamon – Change Maker Chat

  What are the psychological features of the climate disaster? How does fear cause some people to step back, and others to step forward and make change. Margaret Klein Salamon is a psychoanalyst who has transitioned into a climate change warrior. Today she talks about her journey, and how we can understand emergency and fear to build a powerful movement for change. See: https://www.theclimatemobilization.org/about/ http://theclimatepsychologist.com/author/theclimatepsychologist/ Join our weekly email list to hear our latest musings, podcasts and training. Click on…

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