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Amanda Tattersall

A collage of 6 images that relate to community organising including a photo of Saul Alinksy, and people protesting.

So, what is community organising?

Community organising is a way of building people power that focuses on building the capacity, skills and leadership of the people involved in making change. This article explains community organising and its history.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Joan Garry

A interview with Joan Garry, an inspiring changemaker, who led change in her personal life (marriage equality) and professionally (running not for profits). Joan discusses the pressures on social service organisations and nonprofits during the pandemic and ways to adapt.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Richard Fuller

An interview with Richard Fuller, an engineer turned toxics crusader who has helped lead an intervention that has cleaned up places around the world.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Margaret Salamon

Interview with Margaret Salamon, a psychoanalyst who has transitioned into a climate change warrior. She talks about the psychological features of the climate disaster and her own journey of becoming a changemaker.

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ChangeMaker chat with Antony Dapiran

Antony Dapiran is the author of City of Protest – A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong. He is a long-time Hong Kong resident, lawyer, and commentator on Chinese business and legal matters.

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Changemaker Chat with bushfire survivor Fiona Lee

When the 2019 Bushfires burnt her home, Fiona Lee did what most would find hard – she became an advocate for climate change. Three days after her house burnt down, Fiona and her family stood at NSW Parliament House calling for serious action on climate change as creating the context for these catastrophic fires. What is her story? How did she do this? And what did she learn about the power of her own voice in this moment.

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Changemaker Chat with Paul Oosting from GetUp

GetUp is one of Australia’s most impactful and influential community organisations, and Paul Oosting is their national director. We discuss what GetUp learnt from the 2019 Federal Election campaign. We find out Paul’s insights about what it’s like to operate under the pressure of media and political attack.

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Changemaker Chat with Joel Solomon

A chat with Joel Solomon, the co-author of a new book about using money for good – The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and Capitalism. 

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Changemaker Chat with Jennifer Dillon

A chat with Jennifer Dillon, the communications director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in the US, about workers’ rights and their campaigns.

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Changemaker Chat with Dave Sweeney

A chat with Dave Sweeney, a prominent anti-nuclear campaigner who co-founded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning global organisation – ICAN.

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Changemaker Chat with Marc Stears

Can Universities be change makers? What does it take to traverse the research-practitioner divide? Interview with the of Director of the Sydney Policy Lab.

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Changemaker Chat with Becky Bond

We have radical challenges like climate change and inequality but not many radical political leaders. What does it take to find and elect leaders like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who is trail blazing a new political agenda in the United States? Becky Bond was one of the Field Directors for the Bernie Sanders campaign and she shares her experience of combining radical agendas and political parties.

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Changemaker Chat with Jolovan Wham

Imagine trying to make change in an authoritarian state? Jolovan Wham works in Singapore with migrant domestic workers. Why does he do it and what does the state do to make his change making so hard?

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Changemaker Chat with Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han is one of the world’s top researchers studying ways of strengthening civic engagement.  We explore the different strategies you can use to build people power and the journey she took to become one of the world’s top researchers in this space.

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Changemaker Chat with Jeremy Heimans

Podcast interview with Jeremy Heimans, a digital social movement entrepreneur & key figure behind social change organisations like GetUp, Avaaz and Purpose. 

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