The Victorian Women’s Trust (VWT) shares a list of their favourite feminist podcasts including Fierce Girls, Sisteria and Mother of Invention.
Diversity & Inclusion
Strong movements are made up of diverse participants, each bringing their particular talents, perspectives and community connections. For this to happen groups need the skills and culture to be inclusive and welcoming. You’ll find materials to support that in this topic, as well as stories and perspectives from different communities, identities and struggles.
This article looks at connections between Indigenous rights and climate change and the legacies of genocide and oppression. It is directed at non-Indigenous people to encourage better allyship.
Young people are powerful agents of social change! This article includes tips for communicating with young people about the climate crisis and ways to support youth leadership including interrupting age-related oppression.
Laura O’Connell Rapira from ActionStation (Aotearoa New Zealand) ran a workshop at the conference, FWD+Organise 2019, about how their organisation worked with volunteers to tackle the trolls behind online hate.
Want to produce social media graphics and publications which are inclusive and representative? Here’s a list of stock image libraries that reflect greater diversity, especially Australian images.
Making change means that our allies need the confidence to play different roles at different times depending on our respective needs and on the common goal.
Audio recording of the ‘Solidarity In Times Of Crisis’ panel from Progress 2019. Speakers considered the role of civil society in countering the conditions and beliefs that give rise to daily discrimination as well as events such as the Christchurch terror attacks.
Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe the reality of race and gender bias & understand how the two can combine to create even more harm.
Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. The movement’s three founders share what they’ve learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities.
In 1977 Judith Heumann helped lead the groundbreaking Section 504 sit-in protest in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all.
The Intertwine Charter: Going beyond anti-discrimination and towards pro-active change to welcome others
The Intertwine codesigned a charter addressing intersectionality. It outlines 6 areas where organisations can improve and proactively welcome others – governance, events, employment and conditions, member relations, marketing and publicity, and buildings and amenity.
Despite pain, loss, disruption and grave threats, the LGBTQ movement — decade after decade — launched new campaigns for more advanced goals and won.
Tips on how to make your next social justice event more accessible and inclusive.
This toolkit is a short guide to strategic communications, based on extensive research and building on the experience of activists and communicators from around the globe. It aims to provide a framework rather than a blueprint; helping you to ask the right questions rather than giving you the right answers.
These four short videos, two featuring Gary Foley and two featuring Robbie Thorpe, are essential viewing for non-Indigenous people seeking to act in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Men frequently participate more than women in meetings, forums and other events. This article outlines practical steps facilitators and participants can take to ensure women are heard.
Anat Shenker-Osorio shows how to apply research findings around communicating about race and class to the increasing white nationalism, xenophobia and race-based attacks that punctuate politics around the globe.
The goal of this book is to help become more aware of your own relationship with power. Despite the many negative associations and memories we have about power (mostly it’s misuse), power isn’t good or bad, and it is necessary.
Allies work is key to building strong and diverse groups and social movements. An ally is someone outside an oppressed group or identity, who commits to standing alongside those people.
Decolonizing Solidarity is a book by Clare Land which offers directions (and knotty dilemmas) to people seeking to support Indigenous Struggles. This article includes suggested guidelines for book clubs discussing Decolonizing Solidarity which are also beneficial for other groups doing anti-oppression and ally work.