Saturday 10 August 2.45pm - 3.45pm Capital Theatre
Rise and Resist
What makes someone decide to take on an issue? Australians, we are told, are laconic people, who prefer a drink to a debate and who are more likely to say "she'll be right" than to take up a cause and fight. But, as Clare Press discovered when she set out to write her book, Rise and Resist, that's not actually what it like out there in the suburbs and the regions of a country now switched on to social media and community activity. Clare is joined by Claire G Coleman and Jennifer Clement, with host Bhakthi Puvarenthiran, to talk about social change via people power, who it inspires and how effective it is.