How does one person make a difference? Samantha Power’s memoir shows how she balanced her activist nature with her work as presidential Cabinet official, along with the challenges she faced in developing her own idealism.
Equal parts funny, empowering and moving, Lindy West’s book of essays The Witches Are Coming focuses on feminism and protest, asking us not to despair, but to be empowered and to act.
At the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Sam Flynn spoke to those who write from the margins, despite the real and violent repercussions they face for doing so.
How her work in advocacy shaped her debut novel; how to combat slippery political rhetoric; and the hazards of the word ‘refugee’.
Arts activist Scotia Monkivitch devised a walked performance and installation to poetically engage the public in dialogue on border politics during the 2014 G20.
Hsin-Yi Lo explains why online activism cannot replace wider participation, engagement with the public and sacrifice to bring about social and political change.
By Alana Lazdins. The exhibition, ‘Protest! Archives from the University of Melbourne’, at Leigh Scott Gallery in The University of Melbourne’s Baillieu Library features photographs, written histories and a wide range of ephemera documenting student activism on campus during the 1960s–1970s. The exhibition locates student dissent as the catalyst and driving force behind multiple political […]