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Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.

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Lobbying and Advocacy: Start Here

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. 

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Digital Campaigning: Start Here

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.

Learning in Movements: Bridging the Scholar-Activist Divide

Introduction Academic scholars contribute to progressive social change in a variety of ways. Some, like other workers, are involved with unions and advocacy addressing exploitation, exclusion and discrimination in the workplace. Others take part in campaigns and movements unconnected to their paid work. Some undertake research which feeds into policy formation and, along with teaching, […]

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Digital First Aid Kit

Guide to help activists better protect themselves and the communities they support against the most common types of digital emergencies.

Tips for Designing Infographics

A brief webinar by Commons Librarian volunteer sharing tips for designing infographics for social media and training purposes.

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Franklin River Campaign

Learn all about the successful Franklin River Campaign that took place in Tasmania in the 1980s. Includes videos & school resources.

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