Our upcoming actions, events and community organising training.
Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 226 rsvpsZoom link to be sent on registration
As we recover from the ongoing Covid19 crisis there has never been a more important time for building a fairer, more sustainable and thriving Queensland full of opportunity for everyone.
We need to capitalise on the strengths that have underpinned our response to the health crisis, while responding to the problems this crisis has revealed.
As organised civil society we want to see this achieved in a way that responds to the needs of Queensland and Queenslanders.
Together we have developed a "Maroonprint" that captures the direction needed by the 1.7 million Queenslanders represented by our Alliance. It's a "Maroonprint" because why have a "blueprint" in Queensland!
We want to see:
- Economic stimulus focused on creating good secure jobs, targeted to the vulnerable small businesses and vulnerable workers.
- Invest in the public services that have supported Queenslanders through the crisis.
- Create jobs and industries in climate solutions to ensure Queensland does its fair share.
- Strengthen Queensland’s rural and regional communities.
- Build the community infrastructure of the 21st Century across Queensland.
- Develop a new strategy for addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness.
- Ensure new Queenslanders from migrant communities are welcomed and supported.
- Establish a commission with broad community representation.
- Ensure new legislative and police powers are reviewed in a transparent way.
We will be publicly negotiating with both the Queensland Government and Opposition about committing to the Maroonprint vision and practical principles.
Will you attend this online Maroonprint Assembly with Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington?
This Maroonprint Assembly will aim to:
- Bring together hundreds of civil society leaders from churches, mosques, unions, ethnic associations and charities.
- Share the stories of our people across Queensland.
- Present the Maroonprint for Queensland Reconstruction to Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington.
- Ask the Opposition Leader to develop a plan that reflects the principles in the Maroonprint.
- Build a relationship for future negotiation and accountability around our shared values.
Join us to plan our research action in Logan! We'll be gathering to make plans to progress our two local campaigns:
- Logan Jobs for Logan People
- Safe and Connected Communities
All are welcome.
Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 09:00 AM through August 10, 2020Online Training
Foundations of Community Organising:
The training is based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation in over 65 years of successful organising experience.
This 2 day training institute will be held on two consecutive Saturdays: Sat 15th Aug and Sat 22nd Aug, from 9am-4pm each day.
It is necessary for all attendees to commit to attending both days.
Topics at the 2 Day Foundations training include:
- Community Organising: based on the history and tradition of our religious, union and community organisations
- Relational Organising: individual relational meetings, listening assemblies, research, negotiation and action
- Strengthening our Organisations: building a culture that is relational, action oriented and reflective/learning
- Using Relational Power in the public sphere to take collaborative action on common issues
There is no cost to attendees who are members of partner organisations in the Alliance, although we ask a $10 donation for lunch each day.