It all feels strange, different, uncertain, threatening: Trump, Brexit, rising nationalism, racism and xenophobia, growing social and economic divisions, and widespread disenchantment with democratic institutions.
On the other hand, there’s mass global opposition to corporate capitalism, and huge momentum for a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.
But what sort of change is happening right now or are we simply waiting for something to happen? What sort of change do we want? How can we bring this about?
Academic activists Aidan Ricketts and Kristen Lyon will put their minds to these complex questions, outlining what is occurring globally and how progressive activists like you can help bring about the change we want to see.
Titled Algorithms of change – Unfolding realities of a new world, Aidan and Kristen’s presentation is the first in the Ngara Institute’s 2017 Politics in the pub series called Life after neoliberalism – Scenarios for a better world.
The event starts at 6.30pm, but make sure you get there early as the pub packs out very quickly.
Aidan Ricketts is an activist, educator, academic and author of The Activists Handbook: A Step By Step Guide to Participatory Democracy.
In addition to running activist training courses around the country (including an accredited course at Southern Cross University), Aidan was involved in the campaign against CSG mining in Northern NSW.
He has also been played an important role in the following initiatives: Save our Foreshores (Airlie Beach QLD), Huon Valley Environment Centre (Tasmania), Still Wild Still Threatened (Tasmania), Threatened Coastal Communities Alliance (Wooli NSW), Campaign to stop Chiko battery hen farm (Port Vila Vanuatu).