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Documentaries examining the history of activism

enadmin, 14th October 2013

This new series from Radio Skid Row tackles the history of mass demonstrations and direct action across the globe, revisiting some famous protests both here in Australia and abroad.

The first documentary includes interviews with Hall Greenland, who took part in the Freedom Rides in Australia, and Ray Jackson, who has dedicated years to stopping indigenous deaths in custody. It asks what does it take for us to go out on the street and protest?

The second documentary examines the rise of online activism, from clicktavism to Anonymous and includes and interview with Micah White one of the people who is credited with coming up with the Occupy Wall Street meme. It asks is clicking a petition online and liking causes enough to change the world?

iAmActive! is a Radio Skid Row project that celebrates activists in the community and the role they play as agents of change. Radio Skid Row has a long and proud history of involvement in community activism across a wide range of political, cultural and social justice issues and this project is a way of acknowledging the individuals that have worked and continue to work to improve the lives of others.

Check out the stories of the activists we are profiling here and get involved with this project by sharing your own activist stories, images and videos with us.

iAmActivist is available to stations through the Community Radio Network programming service, and will play live via satellite in two 55'50 minute parts, on Wed 6 Nov and Wed 13 Nov, at 14:04 EDT. For more information contact CRN staff on 02 9310 2999 or by email.

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