From the Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change conference organisers.

Social, Movements, Resistance and Social Change
Activating Collectivity: Aroha and Power

11-14 November 

Hosted online and on location at

Rutherford House, 33 Bunny Street, Wellington

Nau mai, haere mai ki te ao hurihuri

Covid-19, as Arundati Roy has described, is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. Our challenge, she says, is to not just imagine a better world, but to fight for it. 

We warmly and fiercely invite you to contribute to the upcoming Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change Conference. This is a chance to gather, connect, share knowledge and get organised as the globe rapidly shifts and inequalities deepen. If you have thought about standing against injustice – this is for you. If you are involved in struggle on the ground – this is for you.  If you are creating art to make a difference – this is for you. If you are writing or researching about how to create change – this is for you. If you are an ancestor who cares about the world your mokopuna will inherit – this is for you.

Let’s harness our strengths and work together to bring forward the next world. The time is now.

Second call for contributions

This, our second call, is to invite proposals for short talks. It’s important to us that many diverse voices are present and heard in the conference, and after an amazing response to our first call, we’re creating room in the programme for some short talks (15 mins). Please send us through a short description (150 words) and title for your talk via this link. We’ll ask for your preference of face to face presentation, live online or pre-recorded online. Please note that space is limited though, so we might not be able to accommodate your idea, or we may invite a pre-recorded contribution only. This call is open for a very short window, just 10 days, so please get your ideas in as soon as you can. We’d love to hear from you before 9 September.

You can find out more about the conference here and our guiding values here.