Where is our Systems Psychodynamic thinking on
Wednesday 7 Sep 2022
⏰ MELBOURNE TIME
7.00 - 9.00 pm
⏰ LOCAL START TIME
Climate and Social Justice Advocate, Force of Nature, UK
Kat Hamilton (they/them) is a climate and social justice activist, community strategist, artist, and the Partnerships & Programmes Director at Force of Nature; a youth non-profit mobilising mindsets for climate action.
Kat has consulted social-impact organizations, worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on education and entrepreneurship, and worked within fast-growth Education Tech startups.
At 27, they have lived on three continents, travelled across 40 countries and served on three advisory boards. They draw on creativity and wonder as tools for building resilience within social justice & climate action. Kat’s philosophy is rooted in community and cross-cultural collaboration.
Founder and Director, Animal Think Tank, UK
Esther delved into full-time Animal Justice work early in life. She dedicates her time towards understanding and building people-powered organisations that are capable of creating transformative change. She helped to kick-start Animal Rebellion as a full-time member in 2019 and supported it through its first wave of resistance. Esther is a founder and director of Animal Think Tank and works to promote nonviolence, mass direct action, civil resistance and grassroots activism.
Dr Simon Western
Chief Executive, Eco-Leadership Institute, UK
Simon has an international reputation as an academic and practitioner. He brings an
unusual depth and breadth of experience to the world of leadership, coaching and
organizational change. Currently his portfolio of work includes coaching and
consulting to CEO’s and international leaders, to deliver significant service and
delivery improvements. He offers ‘thought leadership’ to support strategic change in
today’s ‘network society’, specializing in distributed leadership to ensure ethical and
dynamic leadership occurs at the edge as well as the centre of organizations.
As Chief Executive of Eco-Leadership Insitute, Simon trains advanced
coaches internationally, with the aim of creating a network of coaches who support
the leadership that is required in today’s network and global society.
Learning with Activists
Kat Hamilton – Force of Nature, Esther Salomon – Animal Think Tank and Simon Western – Eco-leadership Institute, share what brought them into activism, the purpose of their organisation and social movement, and the effects of their activism.
Moderated by Professor Susan Long
Introduction – Professor Susan Long
Panel presentation – Kat Hamilton, Esther Salomon, Dr Simon Western
Small group discussions
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The following are the next panel at the symposium
When social movement organizing meets systems psychodynamics
Lydia Aplizar – Mexican feminist human rights activist, mak wemuk (Davíd Luna) – Indigenous (of the Coahuiltecan peoples) and Latinx (Chicanx), Anita Prasad – grassroots community development and social justice leader and organizer, and Barbara Williams – psychoanalytically oriented organizational consulting practice focusing on leadership development, shared leadership and governance come together to explore when social movement organizing meets systems psychodynamics.