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The Australian Equality Party is proud to present:

The Change-Makers, an opportunity to spend the day with four leading social change campaigners who will share their expertise on: digital campaigning and social media, engaging and empowering volunteers, electoral strategy and campaigning. After each presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and the lunch break will provide time for discussion with the presenters and other participants.

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JESSE MARKS

Animals Australia, Community Engagement Manager

Jesse has worked on a number of campaigns including factory farming, live exports, puppy farms and greyhound racing. Jesse is a leading expert in digital campaigning and has used Facebook/social media in innovative and highly successful ways in a number of campaigns. Animals Australia recently produced Australia’s most viewed viral video.

SONIA SOFAT

Amnesty International (Victoria), Activism Support Coordinator

Sonia currently manages 350+ core active volunteers as well as many thousands of others throughout the state. She recruits, trains and engages volunteers who play a critical role in Amnesty’s campaigns. Recently she has worked on the Bali Nine and Peter Greste campaigns, and is also working on Homelands, an indigenous rights campaign. Sonia attends this workshop in her personal capacity.

NICK HAINES

Voice for Indi, Founding Organiser

Nick was one of the instigators of the ground-breaking and highly successful Voice for Indi campaign that resulted in Cathy McGowan’s successful 2013 election in Indi. Nick designed and oversaw the digital and communication strategy of that campaign and has worked on a number of others. He currently works in the communications team of United Voice – one of Australia’s largest trade unions.

GILLIAN STRONG

Victorian Trades Hall Council, Lead Organiser

Gillian recently led the highly successful We Are Union Victorian State Election campaign that engaged over 2,500 volunteers and resulted in major electoral success. We Are Union was ground-breaking in its use of new media, digital and field organising tactics that dramatically increased the political influence and campaigning capacity of the union movement.

Details

Date: Sunday April 19, 2015 Time: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Venue: The Provincial Superior’s Office, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford

This is a free event, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Please aim to be at the Convent by 10.30 am.

Coffee and food are available from the café on site.

We’ll break for lunch at 1.00 pm – 2.00pm.

RSVP by 5th April 2015 here or send us an email.

Australian Equality Party
The Australian Equality Party (AEP) is committed to changing the Australian political landscape by promoting a just, transparent and inclusive society for all Australians.