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Mobilising for change workshop

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on September 23rd, 2008

What: “Mobilising for Change“, a workshop for people seeking to build engaging campaigns
When: Friday and Saturday, 17-18 October 2008/9:30am-5:00pm
Where: RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne
Facilitator: James Whelan and Holly Hammond, The Change Agency
Cost: $150/$300/$500 (including resources and refreshments) Please contact Holly Hammond to discuss your fee at holly@thechangeagency.org/t. 0421 508 446
Registration: Download Registration Form

Please contact Gill Davy at 9925 2910 or advocacy@rmit.edu.au

How can social and environmental justice campaigns mobilise people and strengthen grassroots community organising? Community organising builds power at the grassroots community level, and invigorates direct and participatory forms of democracy to hold elected representatives and corporations accountable to the communities they serve. Community mobilising is one tool of a community organisers toolkit and includes rallies, demonstrations, petitions and public meetings. Community organisers strengthen social movements by building a base of concerned people, mobilising community members to act strategically, developing leadership and creating relationships. This mobilising for change workshop will extend participants capacity to: Understand community organising, and what makes it different from other approaches to social change Map their communities and relationships with allies and other constituents Build and maintain alliances and coalitions Engage and sustain grassroots activists The workshop has been developed for people who are actively working on social and environmental justice issues and who seek to mobilise communities to bring about change. It is intended for people who are clear on their campaign objectives and who recognise that people power is a necessary step along the way. This interactive workshop will include a range of bright ideas and practical tools to strengthen grassroots community organising.

The Change Agency education and training institute is an independent, charitable initiative. We are passionately committed to building capacity for sustainable and effective environmental and social change. Our mission is to strengthen community and workplace action for social, ecological and economic justice by providing facilitation, workshops, training resources, research and other learning opportunities. Since 2000, the Change Agency has provided training and facilitation programs and resources to hundreds of community groups working for social and environmental justice and thousands of individual community activists. Visit The Change Agency for further information about the Change Agency.

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