Creative Connections: Session 9

Long Term Advocacy In A Time Of Crisis

Guest panelist:

Dr Amanda Tattersall – ChangeMakers Podcast: Amanda Tattersall is the Host of ChangeMakers Podcast, urban geographer at Sydney University and an internationally recognised scholar and community organiser. Amanda has an Arts (Hons) /Law (Hons) Degree, and won the University Medal for Law at the University of Technology Sydney.

 

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About This Episode

What are the most powerful strategies for organising and advocating in times of crisis? How do we effectively advocate for the long term when there are urgency around our sector’s needs to respond to this crisis?

In this session, we will unpack how we can build long term power that is capable of transforming our industry, our places and our work after a complex crisis. How do we build coalitions, build relationships with key stakeholders and tap into existing frameworks and narratives to make our story be the story that Australia now needs.


About The Series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.



Dr Amanda Tattersall

Amanda Tattersall is the Host of ChangeMakers Podcast, urban geographer at Sydney University and an internationally recognised scholar and community organiser. Amanda has an Arts (Hons) /Law (Hons) Degree, and won the University Medal for Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She was been the President of the National Union of Students (NSW Branch) in 1999, co-founder of GetUp.org.au and co-founded Labor for Refugees in 2001. 

In 2004, Amanda began a PhD through the University of Sydney on coalition building between community organisations, religious organisations and unions. Between 2005-2007 she lived in the United States as a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School. On returning to Australia in 2007 Amanda founded the Sydney Alliance, bringing to Australia a new way of connecting communities – called community organising. Amanda was the Executive Director of the Alliance for nine years. She is now three years in to a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Sydney researching organising the 21st Century City, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of coalitions like the Sydney Alliance across the world. She is also a research lead and the education lead for the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney. 

Amanda founded the ChangeMakers Podcast, a podcast that shares stories about people trying to change the world. ChangeMakers has had over 500 000 downloads. She also does ad hoc consultancy with NGOs on issues of organisational transformation and community organising, with a focus on climate change.