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Progress 2019 Conference, Melbourne (20-21 June 2019)

Progress 2019 is Australia’s largest social change conference convening 1,500 advocates, campaigners and change-makers at Melbourne Town Hall.
Some of the key highlighted sessions at the conference:
  • Award-winning author and Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani will join us by video in conversation with Roj Amedi and Najeeba Wazefadost.
  • Secretary General of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, will present the opening keynote, reflecting on his personal journey from anti-apartheid activist in 80s South Africa, as well as today’s urgent global human rights challenges.
  • To brief us on the election result and what it means for our social movements, we’re joined by Guardian Australia Editor Lenore Taylor, Per Capita’s Emma Dawson, Essential Media’s Peter Lewis, The Climate Council’s Amanda McKenzie and GetUp Human Rights Director Shen Narayanasamy.
  • Hear from five organisations that have nailed identifying, training and supporting diverse & authentic voices to speak out in national and global economic and climate debates, with Anna Rose, Marguerite Pettit, Dannie Tillman, Kevin Smith and Sarah Agar.
  • Nayuka Gorrie, Tarneen Onus-Williams, Dhakshayini Sooriyakumran, Roxy Moore and Yassmin Abdel-Magied will lead the discussion on what progressive movements need to dismantle in-built white supremacy.
  • Explore how we elevate the voices of affected communities in times of crisis, with our movements response to Christchurch as case study, with Muslim campaigners from New Zealand, Australia and the US.
  • How do we navigate the next Parliament? Practical case studies and advice from leading advocates, political lobbyists and government relations experts.
  • Brush up on your digital skills from Facebook message testing, online fundraising, peer-to-peer text, and social media video, with some of the smartest digital campaigners in Au

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