From bushfires and climate change to the global Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter, there is a lot happening in the world today. It's easy to feel helpless while watching the news, but if you're concerned about the current or future safety and sustainability of your community, there are ways to influence change.
Activism may sound like a radical word, but ultimately it simply means speaking up for your community, and for supporting the rights of others. Activism is about advocating for change.
Activism can be as simple as donating food or money to people in need, sharing information and resources on your social media, or talking to friends and family about the changes you would like to see in the world.
If you have concerns about your community or events happening in the world at large, why not make a commitment to getting involved? These resources may help you to get started.
Change the world around you - one act at a time
Grow your activism
State Library of Victoria: The Activists' Handbook: A Step-by-Step guide to participatory democracy, Aidan Ricketts
Read, watch and be inspired
Understand the issues
History of activism
State Library of Victoria: Books about protest movements
Black Lives Matter
Reading guide: Be informed, be engaged
Reading guide: Understanding climate change