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Learn with the Commons Library

The Commons Library is running a series of online training sessions to help people create activist resources and learning materials. The sessions are free and open to anyone involved in social change who wants to develop these skills. The training sessions are made possible by funding from the John T Reid Foundation. Register for Commons […]

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The Commons Library – Newsletters

The Commons Social Change Library newsletter archive. Read past newsletters from 2019 to the present on all things to do with social movements and activism.

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Volunteer with the Commons Library – 2022 Intake

Applications for the 2022 Commons Library volunteer program are now open. Help make activism smarter and stronger while building skills in writing, research, design, social media, website maintenance, information management and more.

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2020 – 2021 Commons Library Annual Report

People working for social change are smarter and stronger together – especially with skilled librarians supporting them! Have a look at what The Commons Library has been working on in 2020 – 2021.

Volunteer with the Commons Social Change Library

Applications Open! Are you passionate about social change? Help make activism smarter and stronger by volunteering with the Commons Social Change Library.  You’ll help put skills and knowledge in the hands of people working on all sorts of social and environmental issues.  As a Commons Library volunteer you will become familiar with hundreds of educational […]

Top 10 Resources of 2020

The top 10 resources of 2020 from The Commons Social Change Library featuring resources on organising, activism, campaigning and more.

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Building The Commons Together

  Dear Commons Supporters We’re living in a time of great challenge – the future is in the balance. Only people power can win the changes necessary for social justice and a safer climate. There’s never been a more important time to invest in the power of social movements. People working for a just future […]

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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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New resources from FWD+Organise 2019

The Commons is gathering new resources from FWD+Organise 2019. The conference was hosted by Australian Progress in Sydney, 5-6 December, and featured many speakers and skills sessions on a wide range of campaigning topics.

The Commons Social Change Radio Directory

The Commons is gathering information about community radio programs and podcasts relevant to social change. The result will be a comprehensive directory that will help campaigners get the word out on their issues.

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The Commons opens its (virtual) doors

Welcome to the Commons online social change library. Take some time to browse the library’s virtual shelves. Get acquainted with the topic areas and collections. Visit whenever you find yourself needing a resource to strengthen your social change work, or just some inspiration.

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