Collective Care

Want to explore the intersections between self-care, personal agency and collaborative action – with a dose of art? Facilitated by Kate Davis and Hannan Jones, Collective Care is a public art project that offers relief from the onslaught of headlines, and invites participants to release the woes of the digital world. Through discussion, meditation, craft, […]

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Workshop: Music in Activism

Join us for a fabulous fun workshop followed by a celebration of Plan to Thrive’s first year of events! Thursday 30 November Workshop 6:30-8pm Celebration 8-9pm Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith Street, Collingwood Tickets on TryBooking Invite your mates on Facebook We can sing longer than we can yell! In this workshop we’ll play […]

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Consciousness Raising

  Groups of women coming together face to face to share their experiences, be truly heard and take action together has always been incredibly powerful. We’re in the midst of a moment around sexual harassment and sexual violence more broadly – a time when ‘business as usual’ has cracked open with exposure, awareness and hopes […]

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Workshop: Introduction to the Art of Zen Shiatsu

Presented by Community Shiatsu Co-operative 2-5pm, Sunday 8 October Save the Children meeting rooms, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton In Japanese the word “Shi” means Finger and “Atsu” means Pressure. Zen shiatsu is a traditional healing technique in which pressure is applied sensitively but firmly over the body, penetrating to work at a deep level […]

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Ideas for Embodied Activism

Sage Hayes recently presented a workshop on Embodied Activism hosted by Plan to Thrive. It was a powerful session that connected us with our own bodily wisdom and deep resources. Sage provided these notes, a work in progress. Practicing presence is key. Cultivate ability to make contact with your inner experience. Interoception is defined as […]

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Workshop: Embodied Activism

Sunday 17 September 1-5pm Save the Children Australia 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton A special additional Plan to Thrive event this September with Sage Hayes, visiting US activist, somatics practitioner and teacher of embodied liberation. Whether you’re organizing a campaign, participating in direct action or involved in other social justice work, intense engagement with injustice […]

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Workshop: Music in Activism

New time: Thursday 30 November, 6-8:30pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Sq South, Carlton We can sing longer than we can yell! In this workshop we’ll play some, sing some, yell some and dance some. Using music, humour and movement to revitalise our thought patterns and find new and effective ways to get our message […]

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Review: Woodcut footprints

Melbourne activists attended the PTT August Wellbeing Workshop on woodcut printmaking last Sunday. The workshop was facilitated by UB and took place at Cromwell Studios in Collingwood. Woodcut printmaking technique allows the maker to carve a relief design into a wood block, roll ink over it and then press it against fabric or paper to […]

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Fighting for my body

Tess Corkish shares her experience living with a chronic health condition. It’s hard enough fighting for a safe climate without having to fight your own body at the same time! I’ve been involved in climate activism since 2009 but I’ve had a longer battle with endometriosis. I wanted to share what that has involved, in […]

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Workshop: Art and Activism – Woodcut Foot Prints

This month we’re inviting all types of change makers to participate in a workshop at the intersection of art and activism: a skill share on making woodcut prints. Woodcut is a simple, cheap and fun printmaking technique. It has a long history of being used by activist-artists to create political images. Creative activism is becoming […]

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Living as a social change activist

When I stopped eating animals at the start of 1994 I had no idea a simple New Year’s resolution was going to change my life in such a huge way. The act of deciding to stop eating meat made me a social change activist overnight. Decades on I now find myself running one of Australia’s […]

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Review: Holistic Health Session 1 – Shiatsu and the Kidney/Bladder Meridian

On Sunday 9 July Melbourne activists came together for a workshop on how to take care of our health and boost immunity during the winter months. Armelle, Christine and Lucy from Thornbury-based Community Shiatsu Cooperative (Co-Shi-Co) led a session on Shiatsu and the Kidney/Bladder Meridian. Shiatsu massage was described as a preventative model of care […]

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Activist Stories: Matt

Matt was interviewed by Laura Gilmartin after completing the workshop Avoiding Burnout with Theo Kitchener in April 2017. Matt Wicking is a musician and facilitator who supports groups making positive, progressive change. He is a singer-songwriter with Melbourne band The General Assembly, facilitator of the Future Makers Fellowship, and runs his own freelance facilitation practice […]

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