Dave Copeman is the Lead Organiser of the Queensland Community Alliance. He has previously worked as a human rights campaigner for Amnesty International in Queensland and East Africa, and was first inspired to work on human rights after volunteering with the Movement for Democratic Change, the political opposition in Zimbabwe, in 2002-2004. He’s also dabbled in trade union campaigning and working for the Queensland government, an experience that only reinforced his belief that communities need to organise around their common interests through mechanism other that just electoral politics.
Devett Kennedy (nee O'Brien) is a Community Organiser with the Queensland Community Alliance. He is the former Secretary-General of the International Young Catholic Students movement, a global movement of 3.5 million members.
Devett is active in the St Maximillien Kolbe Catholic Parish in Marsden. He is passionate about connecting faith with everyday life in a spirit of contemplation and action.
He has over 15 years experience in developing ordinary citizens as transformative leaders in their own lives, their communities and the broader society through values-based social action.