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Educator and Director, The Change Agency
James Whelan is an activist educator committed to building powerful social movements and the challenging work of striving for social and environmental justice. James has worked with small and large civil society organisations on campaigns to protect forests, reduce toxic pollution and uphold human rights. He has also been a researcher, research manager and lecturer at several Australian universities, publishing widely on popular education and social movements, participatory democracy and environmental politics. James’ community and academic passions blend in his work as director of the Change Agency, a not-for-profit which provides education, training, facilitation and action research support for social change groups in Australia and the Pacific. James has facilitated campaign planning, decision-making and evaluation workshops and meetings with hundreds of social movement organisations in the Australia-Pacific region, working with groups of up 1000. He lives in Newcastle, on the land of the Awabakal and Worimi people.