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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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Jack Mundey and how he made social change

Jack Mundey and how he made social change

by Amanda Tattersall I remember when I first heard of Jack Mundey. It wasn’t at school, although it should have been, and it wasn’t from reading a sign on a big bold plaque in the Rocks or Centennial Park. It was from my friend at university. At the time I was in the student movement, and my friend Zoe Taylor told me this extraordinary story that frankly sounded a little out of this world. It was a tale of a…

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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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Reading & Resources

Reading & Resources

There are almost limitless interesting readings and resources on ChangeMaking. Here are a few of our favourite readings and tools that you might find useful. We are keen to promote and share interesting resources – so if you have readings you would suggest we share, send us an email to [email protected] or add ideas and suggestions in the comments section below. THINKING ABOUT ACTION Rules for Radicals – Chptr 7 – Tactics – Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals is the most…

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Owen Jones – Change Maker Chat

Owen Jones – Change Maker Chat

  This is the long story behind one of the United Kingdom’s most high profile left wing figures. In this Chat we learn about Owen Jones’s journey into political life, how extra-parliamentary activism shaped him, but also why the British Labour Party matters. Owen Jones is a writer and political commentator in the United Kingdom. He is a columnist for The Guardian and the author of two books, Chavs: the Demonization of the Working Class, The Establishment: And how they…

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Professor David Isaacs – Change Maker Chat

Professor David Isaacs – Change Maker Chat

We are swirling in the midst of a pandemic surrounded by keyboard warriors claiming to know what is going on. This week we speak to one of Australia’s leading infectious disease doctors – Professor David Isaacs – to get a briefing about everything COVID-19, where it came from, what makes it a pandemic, and how to stay safe. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps…

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A note from our host:

A note from our host:

We are not where we thought we would be right now. I’m tucked up in my home, probably like you, in self-imposed isolation, aiming to stop the spread of this pernicious, deadly disease that is sweeping the planet right now. It’s a moment where we realise the things we have taken for granted. Seeing our friends, hugging our mum. Even having a robust argument with someone doesn’t quite work on Zoom (and it can be fatal on Twitter). Oh how…

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Bonnie Honig – Change Maker Chat

Bonnie Honig – Change Maker Chat

  Bonnie Honig is one of the world’s top democratic theorists and is based at Brown University.  A scholar and commentator in the United States, Bonnie is the author of numerous books, including Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair, published in 2017. She  runs us through her approach to democracy and critical thinking, showing us how it can help us interpret and respond to the crises and shocks that we are experiencing now. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via…

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Randi Weingarten – Changemaker Chat

Randi Weingarten – Changemaker Chat

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers gives us the lowdown on what she’s learned about changemaking after more than 25 years at the chalkface of teacher’s unionism in the United States. We explore education reform and the mobilising power of social movements and discover how the election of President Trump invited her to rethink the way she organises. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most…

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