Organising builds people power for change. Here is a list of resources to get you started including introductions, different approaches, manuals, tactics, videos and more.
Want to listen to podcasts related to social change and activism? The Commons Library has collected lots of podcasts and interviews for you. Get listening!
In the aftermath of a challenging referendum loss, our communities are facing a critical juncture. GetUp and Australian Progress offer a messaging guide for social change organisations, helping you speak out and channel emotions into constructive action. Read an excerpt and download the full report.
A guide to Coalition Building resources in the Commons Social Change Library including frameworks, training sessions, podcasts, and case studies.
Welcome to the Lobbying & Advocacy topic in the Commons Social Change Library. This article guides you through a wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making.
Digital campaigning leverages technology to create change through emails, petitions, and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. Here is a list of resources to get you started.
Activism and Campaign history – A range of resources about the history of First Nations, social and labour movements in Australia and beyond.
A guide to First Nations campaigning and activist resources in the Commons Social Change Library including stories and perspectives.
Persuasive messaging to build widespread support for transformative change, like treaties, truth-telling and representation, now and beyond the referendum.
Rukiya, a 350.org organiser in Kenya, shares stories of how they recruited people for the African DeCOALinise Campaign.
Artificial Intelligence AI presents new ethical challenges for political and advocacy campaigns. Ned Howey from Tectonica puts forward key principles and considerations.
In this interview hear about Des Ryan’s annual accessible pub crawl in the town of Rockhampton in Australia – making positive change.
Learn all about Carly Findlay-writer, speaker, disability and appearance activist in Australia-through her books, articles, podcasts & videos.
A list of Australian radio shows interested in disability rights and social justice including InvincAbility, Only Human & Chronically Chilled.
Learn all about El Gibbs, an Australian Disability Advocate, through her writing and books, podcasts and webinars.
Stories & podcasts about disability rights, social justice, advocacy & intersectionality by Alice Wong and the Disability Visibility Project.
Stories of First Nations peoples living with a disability to highlight the lived experiences of First Nations people with a disability in Australia.
Books, videos and podcasts to learn more about Judith “Judy” Heumann. She was a disability rights activist in the United States.
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice is a collection of essays by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha published in 2018. It is an influential text for disability advocates and all people working to overcome systems of oppression.
A collection of resources for celebrating and supporting transgender visibility – on Trans Day of Visibility and everyday.
Lessons from Peace Brigades International and how it can be applied to understanding and resisting repression in an Australian context.