People today participate in many forms of activism. A renewed interest in activism and the power of people to affect change is evident in current political debates around climate change, migration, marriage equality and Indigenous rights.
This year, Victoria University joins 3,700 organisations in more than 150 countries to participate in 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The program features the final Game Changers Conversation for 2017 ‘What is Activism’, focusing on a panel’s experiences of activism, societal trigger points, and the many ways people work to improve society – from marching, to badge-making to sit-ins to craftivism.
Panel members include:
Clare Land (moderator) – Author and Community Practitioner
Edith Shepherd – Young Workers Centre
Dr Paul Sinclair – Australian Conservation Foundation
Sarah Seahorse – Wearable artist and Craftivist
This event will be held on Wednesday 6 of December from 6pm to 7:30pm at VU at Metrowest (138 Nicholson Street, Footscray).
For more information, and other programs and events, visit www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/news-events