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Breaking the Boundaries : Australian activists tell their stories - Yvonne Allen

Breaking the Boundaries

Australian activists tell their stories

By: Yvonne Allen (Editor), Joy Noble (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th April 2016
ISBN: 9781743054185
Number Of Pages: 240

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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 so determined to make her or his voice heard, often against powerful odds? This book looks for answers in the personal stories of 46 Australians, young and old, fighting to be heard in a range of areas including human rights, gender issues, and the environment.

'Being an activist is about being more than yourself. It is about creating a better world.' - Khadija Gbla, cross-cultural activist

'In my time as an activist, I have learned two main things: do what you are able to do, and never lose heart.' - Julian Burnside, barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author

'Words have been my principle weapon of choice.' - Anne Layton-Bennett, environmental activist

'We know instinctively if something is unfair or wrong. The greatest challenge is how to change that idea into the courage, passion and wisdom that enables us to act to make a change for the better.' Jim Douglas, community activist

ISBN: 9781743054185
ISBN-10: 1743054181
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 26th April 2016
Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1