Sh!t. We all do it. So why do we have such a problem talking about it?
As part of a series of events based around 'breaking taboos', at this months TAC we'll be talking about, yes, you've guessed it, sh!t.....but to be more specific, sanitation. Both here and overseas.
Did you know that diarrhoea related disease is one of the most pressing issues facing the developing world? Over 1.5 million children under five die from diarrhoea each and every year. If we can't talk about sh!t, how on earth can we fix this?
Diarrhoea certainly isn't a sexy cause, but it's one that needs to be addressed. And sanitation isn't just a developing world issue. We don't even think of sanitation as an issue in our cities....but are there more sustainable solutions to the way we live with sanitation here in Sydney?
Join the good folks at TAC to hear some great talks and join the conversation exploring the reasons why we find it so difficult to talk about sh!t in general. And why we need to.
We will also be giving you opportunities to make a difference as we're introducting ACTIONS at our events, so that you can do more than just talk.
TIM O'CONNOR - UNICEF - Director, Advocacy & Communications
Tim O’Connor has over fifteen years’ experience in human rights, international development and emergency response across the spectrum of organisations ranging from community based organisations to multilaterals. With a background in law and economics Tim has had the privilege of working with and learning from communities, organisations and individuals across the Pacific, South and East Asia and in northern Africa.
JESS MILLER - GOODY TWO SHOES
Jess consults as Goody Two Shoes and with The Bravery on community engagement and digital strategy specialising in non-profit, behaviour change and sustainability communication.
With an academic background in political science, linguistics and media. Jess has worked for publisher Allen & Unwin, Oxfam Australia and Climate Friendly in media and marketing roles and is an alumnus of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
Jess’s strategies and engagement plans combine traditional marketing and public relations tactics and new/social media tools. Her approach to behaviour change for positive outcomes is to deliver issues and new ways of thinking within a ‘trojan horse’ of positivity and fun, for example through projects like Grow It Local, The Garage Sale Trail, Love Sydney Vote Clover election campaign, Greenups – Sydney’s sustainability drinks and by hosting The Sustainable Living Festival’s only Sydney event, The Better Block Tour.
She has consulted to Medecins Sans Frontieres, Mobile Muster, Australian Ethical, ActionAid Australia, Amnesty Australia, The British Council, The Greens Party, Say Yes!, The United Nations Commission for Refugees, Herman Miller, the Sydney Coastal Council, Real Food Projects and The Raising Children Network to plan and grow their community using a range of online and offline tools.
Don't forget about our 60 second shout outs - if you have an idea you need to get out to the world, if you need help on a project or heck, even if you just wanna talk crazy - this is your opportunity to take the stage for 60 seconds. Hit me up to get your name on the list.