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Coping with climate change distress

This booklet, drawing on evidence based insights from psychology, offers strategies to cope with the stress of climate change. Includes behavioural, relational, cognitive and emotional coping strategies.

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Narrating Change During ‘Psychic Breaks’

This extract from the book Re:Imagining Change explores ‘psychic breaks’, seismic events (like the Australian 2019-2020 bushfires) that shake status quo assumptions and provide opportunities for new stories to be told.

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Resistance Guide

A powerful social movement has risen to oppose Trump and to build a better America. Now there is a guide to give you the essential tools and strategies to grow and maintain a resistance powerful enough to win.

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Community Mapping

What is community mapping? Learn from organisers that have used the community mapping model to empower their own communities.

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Resources for Disaster Relief and Recovery

A collection of resources to support community responses to the Australian bushfires and other disasters. Includes resilience and recovery, navigating trauma, conversation guides and taking action.

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Navigating Trauma in Disaster Relief

This guide is for anyone who is experiencing trauma and/or helping people with their trauma. It is by the Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, a grassroots disaster relief network in the US based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.

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A Critical Framework for Just Recovery

The climate crisis exacerbates pre-existing inequalities. Movement Generation provide a framework for Just Recovery from extreme weather events including root cause remedies, revolutionary self-governance, rights-based organizing, reparations, and ecological restoration for resilience.

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How to get more petition signatures

A guide developed by ActionStation to support community members to run successful petitions, including notes on strategy, tips for getting more signatures, and example campaigns.

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How Change Happens

How Change Happens, a book by Duncan Green brings together the latest research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists.

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What can be done? A Rumination

A personal reflection by Rowan Cahill on a life of activism that started when he was conscripted to the Vietnam War as a 20 year old. 

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The Story Canvas Template

The Story Canvas is a template and/or online form from the Digital Storytellers which guides you to fill in the right ingredients to make a powerful story.

Top 10 resources of 2019

The top 10 resources of 2019 from The Commons Social Change Library featuring resources on organising, activism, campaigning and more.

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Barnstorming in the Australian Context

Insights from the ‘Barnstorming in the Australian Context’ workshop at FWD+Organise 2019. Includes information about what barnstorming is, tips for running them well, and examples from four Australian organisations.

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The Big Five Trends in Video for 2020

The nature of video and digital campaigning changes so rapidly, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the latest strategies to cut through and move people. This article & presentation outlines 5 key trends plus a useful checklist for developing compelling videos.

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