The State of the Union: Power, activism & social change

Movements of activism and social change are sweeping America. What are the implications for us?

The Reichstein Foundation recently supported Mark Wakeham, CEO of Environment Victoria, to spend time examining dynamic campaigns galvanising the environmental and social justice movements in the US.

Amidst a fever-pitch Presidential campaign and hotly contested debates about the future direction, power and values of American society, Mark met with environmentalists, unionists, social justice campaigners, lobbyists and academics to explore campaigns that have impact.

We’d love you to join us at a very special event bringing together leaders in the environmental and labour movements, as well as philanthropy, to consider the implications for change makers and philanthropy in Victoria.

Luke Hilakari, Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, and Wendy Farmer from Voices of the Valley will reflect on Mark’s presentation. The forum will be introduced and facilitated by Jill Reichstein, Chair of the Reichstein Foundation. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

In particular, Mark will share insights from the trip about:

* Skills that organisations seeking social justice and environmental sustainability need in the 21st century

* Models of how coal based and industrial communities are transitioning to environmental sustainability.

 Bookings can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-state-of-the-union-power-activism-social-change-tickets-27536344949#map-target