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Title Breaking the boundaries : Australian activists tell their stories / edited by Yvonne Allen and Joy Noble.

Publication Info. Mile End, South Australia : Wakefield Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (231 pages)
Summary What makes an activist? What makes one person speak out against injustice while another will be content to get angry at the TV news? What makes the activist determined to make her or his voice heard, often against powerful odds? This book looks for answers in the personal stories of 46 Australian activists fighting to be heard in a range of areas.
Contents Introduction, Yvonne Allen and Joy Noble -- Sierra Leone to Australia: the long road to action, Khadija Gbla -- Social media in times of crises, Mel Irons -- The reluctant activist, Julian Burnside -- Flying our Aboriginal flag, Phoebe and Savannah Brice -- Outward action arising from inward stillness -- Adrian Glamorgan -- Pulping the mill, Anne Layton-Bennett -- The full circle, Jo Vallentine -- Coming home to the spirit of the land, Georgina Williams -- Is political lobbying out of fashion?, Margaret Reynolds -- From workplace to saving the beaches, Jim Douglas -- The resilience and 'stickability' of the artist, Anne Riggs -- Turning ideas into reality in Afghanistan, Matthias Tomczak -- Doing what I feared the most, Jenny Scott -- Where volunteering can lead you, John Bennett -- First footprints in every primary school, Maddison Day -- A Bolivian journey, Tessa Henwood-Mitchell -- A voice for the environment, Peter Owen -- My great big morning teas, Mackenzie Francis-Brown -- Unfolding projects: Australian and Afghan artists' books, Gali Weiss -- If the River Murray mouth could speak, Diane Bell -- An Indigenous prime minister in our lifetime, Andrew Penfold -- Life's unrecognised moral mentors, Lorna Hallahan -- The business of sex work, Deborah McCulloch -- Politicians at the end of life, Julia Anaf -- Building peace through social justice, Andrew Alcock -- A life-changing disease motivates and inspires, Eliza Bartlett -- Corporate dominance versus democracy, Shirley Collins -- From peak oil to our garden, Michael Dwyer -- MADGE takes on the GM industry, Fran Murrell -- Save the Duck Pond, M. Isabel Storer -- Ordinary people can change the world, Chris Loorham -- A brush with peace, Judy Blyth -- It's up to us, Jaime Yallup Farrant -- Locking the farm gates, Sarah Moles -- Kick-starters fro tree planting, Lolo Holbein -- Long-service leave for activists, Brenda Concohie -- Saving Lake Claremont - a full-time job, Heidi Hardisty -- A river, a bridge and a struggle, Richard Owen -- There is room for everyone in the puzzle, Mia Pepper -- Voices from the Kimberley, Jan Lewis, Fiona Dean, Daryl Dean, Ali Batten, Lahea Levi -- Remembering the Women's Camp at Pine Gap, 1983, Biff Ward.
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Subject Civil rights workers -- Australia.
Human rights workers -- Australia.
Social reformers -- Australia.
Social action.
Social movements.
Social participation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Allen, Yvonne, 1942- editor.
Noble, Joy, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Breaking the boundaries. Mile End, S.A. Wakefield Press, [2016] 9781743054185 (OCoLC)944118731
ISBN 9781743054512 (electronic bk.)
1743054513 (electronic bk.)
9781743054505 (electronic bk.)
1743054505 (electronic bk.)
9781743054185 (paperback)
1743054181 (paperback)