Monday 9th January 2018
Social Justice Activism Accelerated
Under the guise of a festival, the organisers of Newkind 2.0 are gathering thought leaders and activists from around the world, including inspirational speakers, neuroscientists, health experts and physical trainers, to inspire and empower more sustainable and effective activism.
Pulling no punches, event director and social animator Erfan Daliri says “if governance and the corporate sector continue to see to their own needs and neglect the public, the environment, the homeless and the impoverished, then it is inevitable that new leadership will organically rise and self-determination will sprout”
Newkind is run as a vegan, solar-powered, zero-packaging event with a straightedge policy on a secret location on the Tasmanian east coast. Over 5 days participants will attend everything from meditation and physical training sessions to lectures on alternate economies, gender equality and mental health, to workshops on permaculture, bushcraft and Earthship building.
One of the event highlights will be the founders of Anonymous for the Voiceless, Paul Bashir and Asal Alamdari, being joined by internationally renowned activists James Aspey and Joey Carbstrong, on a discussion panel focused on better preparing and supporting activism.
Indigenous leaders and social animators Ruth Langford (TAS) and Boori Monty Pryor (VIC), will be joined by technologists including Joel de Ross (VIC) and Kelly Snook (UK), international chef Simon Jongenotter (Bali), and early childhood education expert and founder of the Mindfulness Academy for Children, Tenille Bentley (WA).
These self-funded, self-initiated, volunteers seek to empower healthy lifestyles, effective activism, socially conscious living and politically engaged art and entertainment. Even the music line-up is imbued with activist sentiments with Viking N3, Khal Wallis, Alice Night, Rat Child and Sian Cross all using their art to inspire social change and activism.
This event though tiny compared to other Australian gatherings, with an attendance of only 400 participants in 2017, still had a global online reach of over 2.5 million impressions across its online platforms in its first year. March 2018, will be only the second iteration of this event.
Their website contains all the information and tickets have been on sale now for months. The event director Erfan Daliri is available for interview by appointment and all media enquiries and requests should be addressed to Pepper at firstcontact [at] newkindfestival.com
For urgent enquires please call Rogue on 0475 887 937