Sally Rugg - How Powerful We Are

Friday 13 September 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Ticket $10.00
Tickets available until 13 September 2019 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Emma-Kate Lewis is in-conversation with Sally Rugg discussing How Powerful We Are: Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists.

One of Australia's leading activists takes you behind the scenes of one of Australia's biggest campaigns to show how we can use our voice to champion what we believe in. 

This book is my attempt to counter the re-writing of how Australia achieved one of the most significant social changes in a generation. And at a time when the news is written for clicks and elections are fought with three-word slogans, it's crucial to preserve some record of events that isn't 'fake news' or political spin.

Sally Rugg is one of Australia's most influential campaigners for social change and How Powerful We Are is her manifesto for championing what you believe is right.

Through the lens of the successful marriage equality campaign Sally spearheaded, and the work she continues to do now, you can learn just what it takes to bring attention to the things that matter to you most. Filled with insights into the modern campaigning landscape, How Powerful We Are is here to inspire you to stand up for what you believe in.

Sally Rugg is an LGBTIQ rights activist, writer and public speaker. She is Executive Director at political activist group change.org, and was previously Campaign Director at GetUp where she lead the campaign for marriage equality for five years. Sally was recently awarded the 2017 SMAC of the Year at the FBi Awards, a Woman of The Year by Harpers Bazaar, one of Australia's Most Influential LGBTIQ people by Cosmopolitan magazine and among the Top 15 Women Championing Human Rights by Amnesty International. How Powerful We Are is her first book. 

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