Micah Scott, CEO of Minus18, presented at Progress 2017 on the disjunct between the increasingly queer and inclusive younger generations and the remaining homophobia, biphobia and transphobia entrenched in Australian society.
Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.
What would society look like if we saw young people’s opinions as a product of their values and experiences and not just of their age? Australian Youth Representative to the UN, Paige Burton, reported back at #Progress2017 on her ongoing consultations with tens of thousands of young people across Australia.
In 1991 over 1000 protesters blockaded the National Exhibition Centre in Canberra with the goal of shutting down the Australia International Defence Exhibition. This book includes a detailed account of the blockade, the context of the growth of the Australian arms industry, and the words of the protesters themselves.
Learn about Daniel Hunter’s metaphor of moving the rock to bring about social change through activating people’s social values.
Original Power an organisation building the power of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through collective action.
The Your Rights at Work campaign ran from 2005 to 2007 and included some of the largest mobilisations in Australian social movement history. This article draws out some of the lessons in relation to ensuring strong turn-out at rallies and other events.
This MobLab report examines innovative volunteer engagement work by 35 organisations empowering people to scale change and win by learning and doing more. Featuring video and audio from the practitioners.
This free course covers core elements of a ‘people-powered’ campaign, when to use them and what to mix them with. Based on real-life campaign examples, you’ll also cover practical tools needed to create your own campaigns.
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, Founder and former Executive Director of SumofUs, at Progress 2015 with a series of movement case studies challenging us to be technological innovators and to bring our social change work to the cutting edge of the current century.
Film can be one of the most powerful mediums for getting ordinary people interested in social change. Australian Progress has put together a crowd-sourced list of films that are about activists, advocates and social movements, or have in of themselves provided impetus for social change.
When it comes to Facebook, videos are now the main game. Making viral videos no longer requires an expensive production crew – all you need is a computer, an external hard drive, and a few Adobe programs.
Jesse Marks, former Community Engagement Manager at Animals Australia, at Progress 2015 sharing their theory of change and how they leverage their engaged social media audience to win campaigns.
Australian Progress shares 7 lessons from running Progress 2015. Get an insight into the their ticket sales strategy, social media successes and failures, event theming choices, budget management, sponsor recruitment, and program design.
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, the founder of SumOfUs and a keynote speaker at Progress 2015, gives a punchyy presentation about campaign evaluation.
As an organizer for the Pacific Climate Warriors, Koreti Tiumalu stood boldly in her truth and lived out the words “we are not drowning, we are fighting!” in every way. This videos was filmed at Progress 2015 and is an inspiring look at her journey to being a climate activist and a mother.