Archive | October, 2013

Emotional Resilience

Well facilitated group-work is absolutely essential to healthy communities and thriving social movements. To be good facilitators in our work as activists and campaigners rests on developing emotional resilience; facilitator and trainer Sarah Norton of the Groupwork Institute of Australia shares some valuable tips for budding and experienced facilitators alike. How easily can you pick […]

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Nurturing the Revolution!

  Practical tips for making activism inviting for parents and children At Plan to Thrive we reckon diversity and intergenerational participation is pretty darn important to sustaining political campaigns and promoting radical social change. Following on from her previous proposal of parenting as activism, Liz Shield has some great tips for including parents and children […]

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Parenting as activism

  Parenting, and particularly motherhood, has long been the subject of coercive gaze and bureaucratic discipline by masculinised political classes. Just see Australian Prime minister (and Minister for Women’s Affairs) Abbott’s recent ‘women of calibre’ remarks in regards to paid parental leave! In this article, Liz Shield outlines ways in which ‘deviant’ mothers engage in resistance to […]

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