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ChangeMakers

ChangeMakers

The ChangeMakers podcast tells stories about people who are striving for social change across the world. The aim is to help us all become better at making change, in a world that needs progressive change more than ever.

The ChangeMakers collection also includes articles and resources by Amanda Tattersall based on her many years of experience in social change making. Amanda worked in the student and union movements, co-founded GetUp!, founded and ran the Sydney Alliance for nine years, and wrote the ‘go-to’ book on coalition building (Power in Coalition) and hosts the ChangeMakers podcast.

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Front cover of Power in Coalition by Amanda Tattersall.

Five Principles for Building Powerful Coalitions

Not all coalitions are made equal. While alliances between unions and community organizations are an important and useful strategy for social change, their power and success varies greatly depending on the strategic choices of those involved.

A collage of photographs taken with people featured on the ChangeMakers podcast.

Introduction to ChangeMakers Podcast

The ChangeMakers podcast is short series podcast that tells stories about people who are striving for social change across the world. This post introduces the series and includes the catalogue of episodes.

Front cover of Power in Coalition by Amanda Tattersall.

When planning a coalition, think of a RAINBOW

The RAINBOW framework draws on Amanda Tattersall’s extensive research and experience around building coalitions. Successful coalitions are built on strong relationships and clarity of purpose.

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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 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 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 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 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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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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Changemakers #21: The People v Twitter trolls

Social media abuse tries to shut people down, and is frighteningly common for women and people of colour. This is the story of how Amnesty crowdsourced thousands of volunteers to patrol twitter and see if they could stop it.