Welcome to the Politics of Social Change Foundation (POSC).
The Foundation has been set up by a group of women committed to redressing women’s inequality and disadvantage. To inspire others to become agents of progressive change we are retelling the stories of women who contributed to transforming Australian women’s lives since the 1970s. We aim to give these stories wider currency through a series of publications online and in print.
We seek your support though donations to produce these publications and give the stories wide circulation.
The first publication celebrates the career of feminist and socialist Ann Symonds, whose fifty years of political activism included service as a Labor member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1982 to 1998.
We focus on some of the many issues Ann adopted: Women’s Housing and Homelessness; Youth and Children’s Services; Women in Custody and Post-release; Children of Prisoners; Drug Law Reform; Violence (covering domestic violence, peace activism, and gun law reform); Creativity and the Arts. Her story of successes and setbacks offers valuable insights into the hard work of effecting social change.
Help share the story of Ann Symonds
Ann Symonds has recorded interviews with oral historian Robert French and is archiving her personal records. Noted professional historian, Dr Hilary Golder has been commissioned to write the book about Ann Symonds’ political career. It will be available online and in print, with excerpts released along the way on our website. Dr Golder’s research will include interviews together with written sources.
Tax deductible donations may be made through a secure link on the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) website.
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