Effective community campaigning: a lunchtime discussion with Joel Pringle

Activists can learn from each others' campaign challenges, successes and
strategies. Broad-based campaigns such as the Living Wage show the value
of unions, NGOs and the community sector linking to form broad-based
coalitions and mobilise public.

12 noon - 1pm, Monday 8 April

CTU boardroom, Level 7, Education House, 178 Willis St, Wellington

We would like to invite you to an informal lunchtime discussion with Joel
Pringle, Campaign Manager for Australians for Affordable Housing (AAH)
about AAH’s set up, successes and challenges. Joel will talk about the
politics of housing in Australia, the nature of the coalition and the
strategies being used to make housing one of this year's election issues.
The Australian experience suggests ways to build public support for
affordable housing policies in New Zealand and many of the lessons are
applicable to successful community campaigning more broadly. ****


AAH (http://housingstressed.org.au/) is a national campaign for access to
safe, secure and affordable housing. It is driven by coalition of more
than 60 national housing, welfare and community sector organisations
concerned with the challenges faced by renters and first-home buyers. ****AAH
and the ACTU have recently co-authored ‘Defaulting on the Australian
Dreamhttp://housingstressed.org.au/2013/03/12/report-on-workers-and-housing-stress-released/,’
a report on the barriers to first home ownership for Australian workers.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Sandra Grey, who has researched
advocacy and social movements in Australia and New Zealand, and led last
year's Keep MMP Campaign.

BYO sandwich.

RSVP: *Elinor Chisholm *elinor.chisholm@gmail.com 027 361 5223

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