Go Inspire Speaker Series: Social Change via Creative Technology

“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” - Gandhi

"Social change indeed begins at the individual level, involving increased awareness and understanding, attitudinal change, and increased civic participation." - CSRwire

Social change is about creating impact within a community or institution whereby it changes their mindset and behaviour in a positive manner. Creative technology uses design, technology and digital media tools to create content (e.g. music, visual and performing arts, video, film and imaging (photography). 

Be inspired by individuals who have harnessed creative technology for their social change campaigns!

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//GO INSPIRE SPEAKERS SERIES// present...

Speaker 1: FAVIO CHAVEZ (via Skype)

The world sends us garbage, we send them music Favio Chavez of Paraguay leads The Recycled Orchestra - a group of young musicians from Cateura, Paraguay. The orchestra is world renowned for their instruments, which are crafted from recycled materials gathered from a landfill that the city is built upon and around. When Nicolas “Cola” Gomez, a garbage picker realized the potential to re-purpose the waste for young children to use as instruments. He approached Favio Chavez; a musician doing volunteer work, and together they built instruments for over 100 different students in 2006.

Speaker 2: SASKIA WILSON

Change making using photography Saskia Wilson is CEO of Flashpoint Labs, which inspires changemaking through its photography programs, workshops, coaching and events for people of all ages and skill levels. Changemaking photography is melding social innovation and photography, it’s trying to improve society through conscious image making and powerful storytelling.

Speaker 3: PRISCILLA BRICE 

Erasing racism with creative technology Priscilla Brice is the founder and Managing Director of All Together Now, Australia’s only national racism prevention charity. Priscilla was recently awarded a Churchill Fellowship that enabled her to visit, investigate and learn from antiracism NGOs in Europe and North America during 2014. Priscilla was also awarded a University of Western Sydney Community Award in 2013 for establishing the award-winning One Parramatta project and All Together Now more broadly. Priscilla has a decade of experience managing social marketing and social change projects, specialising in online communications. She is currently studying for an MBA (Executive) at University of NSW, completed a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact in 2011 and the Sydney Leadership Program in 2008. Prior to working in the not-for-profit sector Priscilla worked as a equities research assistant in the investment banking sector.

Facilitator : JASMINE LOW
Jasmine Low is the co-founder & managing director of cause-marketing agency, GoInternationalGroup.com (established since 2005) and its peer-to-peer educational arm, GoInternationalGroup.org. She is an entrepreneur, social change advocate, festival curator and marketing consultant with 25 years of experience promoting the creative industries.

Date: 23 May 2015
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm 
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 
Tickets are limited, so book early! 

 

Early bird tickets valid until 20 May: A$30*
Student / Concession: A$25* (ENTER CODE: STUDENT)
At the door: A$35

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