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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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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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Workshop: Holistic Health x 3

Sunday July 9, 2-5pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Sq Sth, Carlton This month we’re delving into a variety of topics to give activists a boost of wellbeing and refresher tips for the winter months. The workshop will be split into three sections to present different approaches of holistic health knowledge and practical skills: “Shiatsu […]

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Review: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Nonprofit organisations can be prone to encouraging overwork, simply because they know their employees are emotionally invested. Alexandra Lamb analyses Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman’s recent argument that nonprofits should transform their workplace culture to have more productive and happier workers. The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman asks, ‘What if your […]

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Workshop review: Putting Pen to Paper

On Sunday 4 June Plan To Thrive’s Suse Scholem ran a workshop on journaling as a regular self-care practice. The workshop wove together theories from a range of fields including psychology, neuroscience and social change, discussion about the benefits of journaling and other writing, ways that the written word can be used in our activism, […]

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