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45 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Ed Miliband - ChangeMaker Chat
When can political parties be real change makers and produce big change? Ed Miliband, former Opposition Leader for the UK Labour Party shares some of the lesser-known stories that have shaped his political identity and his ambitions for a politics that can go big. We discuss the role of labour and social democratic parties in the change making space. We reconsider the idea that ‘politics is the art of the possible’ and Ed shares some of his insight into the kind of politics that is needed for these challenging times. We have some follow up resources for this episode: In the episode, Ed makes reference to Arnie Graf. For a ChangeMaker Chat with Arnie go here - https://changemakerspodcast.org/arnie-graf-community-organiser-changemaker-chats/ Ed also mentions Citizens UK. For a podcast with Jonathan Cox Citizen UK's co-director go to - https://changemakerspodcast.org/jonathan-cox-scale-and-organising-changemaker-chat/ Ed mentioned BREXIT, for a ChangeMaker story about how the campaign worked go to - https://changemakerspodcast.org/episode-2-win/ For more information about ChangeMakers, you can find us at https://changemakerspodcast.org/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/ and on Twitter at @ChangeMakers99See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
ICYMI - Parkland Students
On 14 February 2018 a lone gunman entered Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida and killed 17 people. In the days following, a group of students from the school built a campaign to change gun laws in America. Everyday students like Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg became household names as a social movement called March for Our Lives staged a national conversation around gun violence. This episode tells their story featuring teachers, students and parents who were there that day and part of the movement that grew. We released this story in 2020. It is part of a three-part series about March for Our Lives. Episode two is about art and politics after Parkland, and episode three is about identity. For more on ChangeMakers visit our website - https://changemakerspodcast.org/. You can find us on Facebook or on Twitter at @changemakers99.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
ICYMI - Standing Rock
One of President Biden’s first acts was to stop the Keystone Pipeline. It was a victory that arose out of a long battle. First Nations leaders from Standing Rock, in coalition with Indigneous leaders from around the world, initiated this campaign in 2016 to protect their land and water from destruction. But for hundreds of years before this, the Sioux Nations have defended their land and fought for sovereignty. This story features the voices of some of these leaders. The story was first released in 2017, years before the pipeline was stopped. For more about ChangeMakers visit - https://changemakerspodcast.org/. You can find us on Facebook or on Twitter at @changemakers99. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
ICYMI - Building Powerful Coalitions
What does it take to build powerful coalitions between different groups with different interests and passions? The idea of working together sounds nice, but what makes a coalition work when the rubber hits the road. This is an episode of two very different but equally successful coalitions. The first talks to organisers in the coalition that delivered the BREXIT deal in the United Kingdom. The second tells the story of the grassroots leaders who build a coalition to stop gas fields being built across the Northern Rivers of NSW in Australia. Each story draws out crucial, transferable lessons about coalition building, drawn in part from our Host Amanda Tattersall’s book Power in Coalition (2010). There are further links to writing and training about coalition building on our website - www.changemakerspodcast.org (via story page).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64 minutes | May 31, 2021
Jonathan Cox - Scale and Organising - ChangeMaker Chat
Scale is a buzzword in social change circles, but what does it actually mean to scale social change? Community organiser and Deputy Director of Citizens UK Jonathan Cox unpacks the idea of scale. We discuss the importance of one-to-one relationships, organisation, and networks as resources that help social change ideas move from the small to the big and from place to place.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | May 17, 2021
Danielle Celermajer - author of Summertime - ChangeMaker Chat
Dany is a philosopher and writer whose latest book Summertime documents her experience inside the 2019 Bushfires. Today we talk about her journey and how she has learnt to speak about crisis. We discuss the power she has drawn from bearing witness. Dany identifies strategies for how change makers can walk with crisis, and harness the power of structural story-telling in how they make change.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | May 3, 2021
ICYMI - Protesting Putin’s Russia
This is an episode we recorded in 2017 in Moscow, telling the long story behind the broad-based resistance movements that have exploded across Russia in support of Alexis Navaley. These leaders have mixed feelings about Navaley as a figure, but the story shows that even in an authoritarian state - people will stand up for their needs - even when they face threat and intimidation. For more on ChangeMakers head to - changemakerspodcast.org You can find us on Twitter @changemakers99 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Tyson Yunkaporta - Indigenous thinking - ChangeMaker Chats
Tyson Yunkaporta belongs to Apalech clan of North Queensland. He wrote Sandtalk and is an iconoclast - helping us to see things differently in a modern world of crisis and chaos. Join us on a chat that explores a different understanding of power, change, and being. For more on ChangeMakers go to our website - https://changemakerspodcast.org/ Tyson’s book Sandtalk is available here - https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/sand-talk The episode is supported by the Learning Change project created by the Anthropocene Transition Community Hub - https://www.at dash hub.org/.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Adam Barbanel-Fried - ChangeMaker Chat
Can we use old social change strategies like one to one relationships to make electoral politics different? Adam Barbanel-Fried and his organisation Changing the Conversation Together did exactly this in the 2020 US Election. As a long time community organiser he used Deep Canvassing - door to door conversations that could help voters interpret the election through the eyes of those who they love. The strategy proved to be a powerful antidote to Trump’s Presidency. Adam shares his journey that led to his embrace of this work, how Deep Canvassing works in practice and what it might mean to changing politics more broadly. Find out more - https://changemakerspodcast.org/ Follow us on Twitter - @changemakers99 or our host Amanda Tattersall on @amandatattsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Kabul Peace House
During the 2000s, in the mountains of central Afghanistan, a remarkable but unlikely peace movement began. How did they even define peace in a place beset by war, and how did they organise themselves to work towards this audacious goal?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Steve Killelea - ChangeMaker Chat
Steve Killelea is one of Australia’s most successful businessman and a self-described peace maker! In this Chat we talk about why he combined these two passions. We explore how his peace work developed, from an idea hatched while working in Africa to creating the largest index for peace in the world!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Mike Gecan - ChangeMaker Chat
Mike Gecan is a 45 year veteran organiser based in the United States. He is the former National Co-Director of the first, largest and oldest community organising network in the world - the Industrial Areas Foundation. He talks to us about what organising is, and what it is not. He shares stories about how he learnt about power, and explores some of the differences between social change traditions like mobilising and organising. He also gives us a fresh take on the upcoming Trump v Biden 2020 US Presidential Election. Go to our website link for additional reading, materials and links referred to in the podcast. https://changemakerspodcast.org/mike-gecan-changemaker-chatSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Samuel Chu - ChangeMaker Chat
Samuel Chu is a long time community organiser and the founder of the Hong Kong Democracy Council in the United States. In this Chat we explore how he has connected his identities as an organiser and a Hong Konger to create a radically different form of international solidarity in the US. His approach translated the energy of protest into politics, securing bipartisan support for multiple pieces of legislation in support of Hong Kong. We also consider how his work provides lessons for how we might push back against rising authoritarianism in other places across the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Maurice Mitchell - ChangeMaker Chat
The Movement for Black Lives is realigning political life in the US in 2020. Maurice Mitchell has been a leader in this movement since Ferguson. This conversation moves from his own traumatic experiences of racism that shaped his early life, to his work as an organiser and his reflections on the kinds of political strategy required to win justice. We zero in on the protests that exploded following the police murder of George Floyd in May 2020 and unpack the lesser known but vital strategies that have underpinned their success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Craig Reucassel - ChangeMaker Chat
Have you been enjoying Fight for Planet A - the show all about climate change? Then come and hear our ChangeMaker Chat with host Craig Reucassel where we go behind the scenes to find out about his story, and explore what he is trying to achieve in doing the show. For more on ChangeMakers head to https://changemakerspodcast.org/. Follow us on Twitter @Changemakers99, or host Amanda Tattersall @amandatatts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Bushfires Part 2 - Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay
In all of Australia, Batemans Bay and the South Coast was one of the worst affected. With devastation everywhere, formal government services and charities weren’t able to cope. This is the story of the little known community initiative that saw the breach and stepped in to fill the gap.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
42 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Bushfires Part 1 - Black Ops Mosquitos
In the summer of 2019, Australia had the worst bushfires on record. Everyone knows the story of the official fires services. This is the story of the not-so-official fire fighting squad.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Organised Money - ChangeMakers Panel
One of the hardest things to do when making change is raising money to support your work. Today we host a panel to discuss the art of organising money with Colleen Loper from Way to Win (US) and Stefan Baskerville from New Economics Foundation (UK). We discuss the different ways you can raise money and the pros and cons of these strategies. We explore why it is so hard to raise money, what makes it successful and how we can understand if not overcome some of these challenges.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | May 25, 2020
Richard Fuller - ChangeMaker Chat
What happens to the communities that suffer from toxic pollution? Too often nothing. But not if they partner with Pure Earth, the world’s only global NGO working on toxics. Today we talk with its founder Richard Fuller - engineer turned toxics crusader who has helped lead an intervention that has cleaned up over 120 places. We find out how he got into it, and how Pure Earth works with communities to create lasting change.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | May 18, 2020
Joan Garry - ChangeMaker Chat
Social service organisations like food banks, charities, and nonprofits are being squeezed at both ends by the pandemic - their resource base has collapsed while they now have much greater demand for their services. Joan Garry talks us through these challenges based on her decades of experience as an advocate, nonprofit CEO and mentor to thousands of nonprofit leaders across North America. Find us at https://changemakerspodcast.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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