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  • Anat Shenker-Osorio - ChangeMakers Chat - Art of Communication

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    Today we talk with one of the world's leading communication specialists for progressive change. Anat Shenker-Osorio has spend decades working with communities, movements and progressive political candidates across the world helping them to sharpen and improve how they communicate their ideas. Anat brings a deep understanding of change making principles in her work - and today she unpacks where her communications methodology came from and some of its key principles.This Chat is full of change making stories, many of which are drawn from her fantastic podcast Words to Win By. You can find out more about Anat's work and method by:Listening to her podcast Words to Win By - which is now releasing its third season!Reading her book - Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the EconomyChangeMakers 2024 is supported by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. This year they are supporting ChangeMakers to bring together a collection of Chats filled with extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, www.ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab/ucl-policy-lab and www.civicpower.org.uk/.For more on ChangeMakers check us out:Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.orgOn Facebook, Instagram, Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatattsOn LInkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall

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  • Kim Loo - ChangeMaker Chat - Doctors and climate change

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    If climate change affects everything - then what do we do to reimagine how we work, live and care for each other? This episode is with Dr Kim Loo - a leading Australian community climate activist and local Sydney-based General Practitioner, who has connected her role as a community doctor and her passion for the natural world to make sure she is building a healthy community for us all. Here she talks about how growing up in multicultural South Western Sydney taught her about the power of community but also the impact of pollution on our health. As a doctor she has sought to create care that is not just about patients as individuals, but for healthy communities and healthy societies. She shares her understanding of the role of experts and the role of place in making change, and reminds us of the power of relationships. Kim talks about her membership of Doctors for the Environment, and you can find out more about them here: https://dea.org.au/.  For more on ChangeMakers check us out: Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.orgOn Facebook, Instagram, Threads -https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/On X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatattsOn LInkedIn - Amanda.Tattersall ChangeMakers UK episodes are supported by the Civic Power Fund and work with the UCL Policy Lab. They bring together extraordinary ideas and everyday experience to understand how we can change the world, Check them out at ucl.ac.uk/policy-lab and civicpower.org.uk.
  • Brooklyn 99 - ChangeMakers #ICYMI - Using a Platform for Change

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    As a tribute to the magnificent Andre Braugher and his alter ego Captain Holt - we are re-releasing this episode with Brooklyn 99 writers and cast recorded back in 2018.What can we learn when a Hollywood TV show gets into ChangeMaking? Comedy show Brooklyn 99 took on police racism. How did they do it in a way that people didn’t turn off?We interviewed Terry Crews, Dan Good (Series Creator) and the writer of their #BlackLivesMatter episode Moo Moo Phil Jackson to find out about the politics behind the show. Listen in for the moment when Dan Goor does a magnificent Captain Holt.Vale Andre Braughter.We are on summer break and will return at the end of January 2024. For more on ChangeMakers check us out: Via our Website – https://changemakerspodcast.org; on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/ and on X/Twitter – @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
  • Adam Barbanel-Fried - #ICYMI Deep Canvassing

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    In our last episode for 2023 we bring you an episode from 2021 - recorded in the weeks after the Presidential Election - that explores Deep Canvassing. Deep Canvassing uses the story telling and listening techniques of community organising to talk to voters about how they might vote in an election. It has been shown to be radically effective at engaging and persuading people. It is a very different form of electoral engagement to the typical transactional or rapid pace sales pitch usually associated with electoral campaigning.This is a very important conversation given that 2024 is the year of the UK and US elections, and in places like Australia there are serious reflections about what did not work in the Voice referendum.We will see you all again in late January 2024.For more on ChangeMakers check us out: Via our Website – https://changemakerspodcast.org; on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/ and on X/Twitter – @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
  • Anhaar Kareem - ChangeMaker Chat - Give young people the vote

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    Today we talk with Anhaar Kareem - a 16 year old Australian woman who is part of the Make it 16 campaign seeking to give young people the vote. She shares her journey into making change - and the influences of he family and the place where she lives. She shares where the campaign came from, why young people feel like they need the vote more than ever, and some of the battles she and others have faced in talking with political leaders about why 16 and 17 year olds should have a political voice.For more on Make it 16 you can check them out on Instagram, Tiktok, LinkedIn, X. Or their website: https://www.makeit16.au/.For more on ChangeMakers check us out: Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.org; on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/ and on X/Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
  • Emmanuel Gotora - ChangeMaker Chat - Organising and TELCO

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    Broad based organising in the United Kingdom has a long history - starting with the pioneering work of "TELCO" (The East London Citizens Organisation). In this chat, Emmanuel Gotora - Lead Organiser at TELCO and Assistant Director at Citizens UK shares that story while also sharing his story of his journey into organising. This is an episode about the slow but powerful journey of leadership development, and the power that can come when communities join together to fight for their needs.We are delighted to join Citizens UK and TELCO in celebrating 25 years of community organising in the UK (and indeed, because of Covid - we are really celebrating 27 years!). Emmanuel's story and the story of TELCO provide a rich picture to the power of community organising. This is an important story for showing how community organising has traveled and changed, from its origins in Chicago in the 1930s in the work of Saul Alinsky - to different places, with different forms across the world.For more on TELCO and Citizens UK - https://www.citizensuk.org/chapters/east-london/For more on ChangeMakers check us out:Via our Website - https://changemakerspodcast.orgOn Facebook, Instagram and Threads - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeMakersPodcast/On Twitter - @changemakers99 or @amandatatts
  • Jane McAlevey - ChangeMaker Chat - Union Organiser Extraordinaire #ICYMI

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    They say "don't meet your heroes" but thankfully that isn't always true. Jane McAlevey is one of those people who would call "bullshit" on people calling her a hero - but I'm an Australian - so I say bullshit back.Jane is a fighter - and this conversation with her recorded in 2021 demonstrates that. Jane has taught us many of the rules about how to fight and how to win. Jane is not well (see this piece in the New Yorker) - but she is still fighting. Not just for her health but for the welfare and rights of workers across the US and beyond.We - I - wanted to celebrate all she has done and the lessons she has offered. She has influenced how I think, how I organise and more importantly - her guidance has gifted the world clear lessons in union organising that are working to improve lives all over the place.Jane has a new book out - Rules to Win (more information is HERE). Irrespective of whether you have not heard of her or if you know her well - take a listen and go read that book. Let her spiky wisdom ring in your ears.- Amanda TattersallPhoto credit - Alice Attie.Jane's website with information on all her work is here - https://janemcalevey.com/For more on ChangeMakers - check us out at https://changemakerspodcast.org/, or Twitter at @changemakers99 or @amandatatts.