Activist Writing Workshop with Claire O'Rourke

Activist Writing 1

When: Saturday, October 19th. 12:30pm - 3:30pm.

Where: University of Wollongong, Building 19, Room G020

Cost: $20 for SCWC Members, $30 for Non-Members

"What power do our words really have? I could yell at you until I'm blue in the face if I think you're wrong – but what if I could use my words to help change your point of view?"

Whether your passion is environmental activism, animal rights, education, or lobbying for a skate park – Claire is here to show you how. In this workshop Claire O’Rourke will walk you through the concrete steps to write strong campaign emails and letters, and explain how to find, use and track the best evidence to demonstrate your argument.

She will also provide suggestions on how to adapt your communications for different audiences and different communications channels to deliver maximum impact.


Bring your campaign writing drafts to share, and workshop them as a group under Claire's expert eye.

Claire O'Rourke has 20 years of experience in journalism, communications and campaigning in Australia and around the world. Claire currently works as the Australian Energy Transitions Program Director at the Sunrise Project, a climate justice organisation that scales social movements to drive the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy as fast as possible. Claire has held a number of leadership positions, including most recently at Amnesty International Australia and as National Director of community-led renewable energy advocacy organisation Solar Citizens. Claire has a broad history of organising and campaigning in the labour movement and for organisations of social impact, including overseeing communications for Australia’s successful Every Australian Counts campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

This workshop is sponsored by The HIV/AIDS and Related Programs Unit (HARP).

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Posted on September 25, 2019