Special Seminar: Is There Any Hope Left For Progressives?

When: Wednesday 21st August 2013, 6.30-8pm
Venue: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St East Brunswick
Format: 45 minute panel discussion, 45 minute open discussion
Speakers: Conor, Kerin, Parkes

(special seminar)

Wednesday 21st of August 2013; 6:30 – 8pm

‘Is There Any Hope Left For Progressives?’
(Liz Conor, Dave Kerin & Alison Parkes)
In the lead up to the election, the MFU is going to look at Australian politics from less obvious angles. The last few decades haven’t been kind to those on the progressive left. Is there any respite on the horizon?
Our three speakers will approach this from the perspective of their own activism:
LIZ CONOR (Monash Uni) has turned to cultural jamming through Clim.Acts instead of traditional political engagement. >>>Liz will explore spectacular dissent in the theatre of democracy;
DAVE KERIN is a long-time unionist and founder of the Earthworker Cooperative. >>>Dave will argue that we’ve shaped the tools we need for economic and environmental democracy, we just need to start using them.
ALISON PARKES (Melbourne Uni) ran as The Greens’ Lord Mayoral candidate last year. >>>Alison will discuss faith, hope and charity, and why the most powerful of these is hope.

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