We know that to achieve positive, progressive, sustainable change for our communities we need to get active.
It's clear that the vested interests of the current Liberal government and former Labor governments in NSW have meant that decisions made in our parliament have not been made based on community need.
That's why we need to build our capacity to campaign - and to win!
As a community who cares about standing up for democracy, human rights, environmental protection, public services not privatisation and more transport not tollways we need to get active, we need to learn how communities win and we need to show that we won't just rollover and let the big end of town dictate the decisions of those who are elected to represent us.
This community workshop is being hosted by Jenny Leong, the Greens candidate for Newtown, who is an experienced human rights campaigner having worked for Amnesty International in Sydney, London and Hong Kong.
We have invited a range of experienced campaigners, activists and advocates to work with locals on the current community campaigns - to help plan strategies to win, troubleshoot challenges and map out tactics.
- Danae Bosler: Campaign Manager, Public Transport not Traffic / No EastWest Toll Road campaign
- Julie Macken: Former journalist, now Greenpeace Fossil Fuel Campaigner
- Rachel Colbourne-Hoffman: NGO and Union Campaigner
- Daniel Robins, Lock the Gate Western Sydney Coordinator
- Justin Field: Coal and coal seam gas community campaigner / Candidate for NSW Greens Upper House
- Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MP / Civil and environmental engineer
- Wendy Bacon, Journalist and Activist
To build strong campaigns, we need to share experience and learn lessons from our successes. You don't have to be a Green to join this workshop - you just have to want to be a part of shaping a progressive, sustainable future for NSW.
This will be a hands on workshop - so bring your campaign ideas/challenges - and be sure to RSVP early as places are limited.