And now for something completely different!
You don’t have to go traipsing across the globe to find great political activists, they’re right here in our region. And we’ve got the evidence to prove it: just look at the success of rolling back CSG, pushing for energy democracy and alternatives to fossil fuels, agitation against waste and pollution, opposition to the anti-protest laws, the Adani mine development, the weapons industry, whaling, the Iraq war and so forth. Yes, there’s no shortage of organisations, groups and fora dedicated to progressive change.
Activists, of course, come in many guises, from writers and artists, commentators and academics to protesters, politicians, craftivists and clickavists. For the final Politics in the pub of 2018, the Ngara Institute has gathered together a host of regional activists who have, each in their own way, made significant contributions to progressive change. We’ll hear what they have achieved, but more importantly, what they see as the challenges ahead and how we might address them.
Come and listen to what they have to say, and have your say as we all reflect on: the current mess, activism and prospects for change. The event takes place on 28th November 2018, 6:30-8:30, at the Courthouse Hotel
Mullumbimby. Spreaders will include: Annie Kia, enviro-community activist, campaigner; Aidan Ricketts, activist, educator, academic and writer; Hans Lovejoy editor of the Echo, writer, musician; Sasha Mainsbridge, passionate re-localiser Jenni Cargill-Strong storyteller, educator, artist, activist; Liz Elliott, writer, enviro-activist; Kate Montford young enviro-activist; and Michael Balson film maker, activist.