From Stigma to Dignity: Activist Expo

Friday, 12 October, 2018, 1pm – 6pm

The AUWU Stigma to Dignity Activist Expo provides the opportunity to:
  • hear first-hand experiences from the front line
  • discuss solutions for positive change
  • meet campaigners working on multiple fronts
  • get involved and join forces for a better future


Panel: Fighting Stigma: Problems and Solutions

Many activist organisations run by social security recipients are fighting against stigma and poverty.

These activists are not “rorters” or “victims”. Against the odds, they are courageous social justice activists, fighting for a better society for all.

  • Anne Davies (Fair Go For Pensioners)
  • Jenny Davison (Council Of Single Mothers and Their Children)
  • Joe Toscano (Public Interest Before Corporate Interest)
  • Lara Watson (First Nations Workers Alliance)
  • Jeremy Poxon (AUWU)
Lunch & Expo: stalls showcasing a new era of grassroots political activism fighting for the dignity of disadvantaged Australians.
AUWU Unemployed Workers’ Rights: updated edition of booklet, launch
It’s Time to Raise Newstart: campaign launch, featuring the Victorian Trade Union Choir, and unemployed activists demanding an increase to the Newstart payment.

Panel: Building a Movement for Dignity

Moderator: Emma Dawson (Per Capita)

  • (Migrant Workers Centre)
  • Ed Miller (Get Up!)
  • Steve Jolly (Victorian Socialists)
  • Dr. Dina Bowman (Brotherhood of St Lawrence)
  • Danny Filazzola (President, Electrical Trades Union)
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