Game Changers: What is activism?

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Wednesday 6 December 2017

What is activism – exploring the different ways people work for change.

There is a renewed interest in activism and the power of the people to affect change, that are evident in current political debates around climate change, migration, marriage equality and indigenous rights. The panel will discuss their own experiences of activism, societal trigger points and the various ways people work to improve society from marching, to badge making to sit-ins and craftivism.

The conversation will be part of Victoria University’s 16 Days of Activism program.

About the 16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to raise awareness of violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.

The campaign occurs annually between the 25 November, the UN Day for Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and 10 December, UN Human Rights Day.

Bookings & venue

The event is free, but RSVP is essential.

When: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm | Pop-up bar from 5.30pm
Venue: VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street Footscray

The Game Changers Conversation Series

The Game Changers Conversation Series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative - a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.

These events are free and open to the whole community. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #FUTIdeas.

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6 December 2017, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street