Listening to Geelong

In this 2-minute video, Sally Fisher explains about the Real Deal project, which seeks “to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis and ensure that every person has the opportunity to determine their best life.”

The Real Deal is an alliance of unions, faith groups and community organisations who have been meeting regularly to discuss how to win a Real Deal for Geelong to ensure no-one is left behind in the transition. Join us to share your story and act for change with other Geelong residents.

Table talk in Anakie in November 2022

REAL DEAL: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GEELONG’S FUTURE
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start – to 8:30pm
Wesley Uniting Church 100 Yarra St, Geelong, Wadawurrung Country

For more information & to register to attend: www.arealdeal.org/geelong



If you would like to help, you can assist with distributing printed Real Deal promotional postcards, posters and fliers for the 23 November combined listening event. Contact Sal Fisher about how to collect them.

The printed resources are delivered to Community Centres around Geelong.

On Facebook, you can help share the film from the Geelong Sustainability Facebook page.

Also consider personally calling people you would like to invite to the session.

Here’s some text for sharing via emails :

The Real Deal project seeks to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis and ensure that every person has the opportunity to determine their best life.

Join us for a conversation about Geelong’s future :

When : Wednesday November 23, 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Join us for a supper afterwards from 8.30pm.

Where : Wesley Uniting Church, 100 Yarra St, Geelong.

Who is the Real Deal ? The Real Deal is an alliance of unions, faith groups and community organisations who have been meeting regularly to discuss how to win a Real Deal for Geelong to ensure that no-one is left behind in the transition ahead.

Join us to share your story and act for change with other Geelong residents.

For more info and to register : www.arealdeal.org/Geelong

Collection of 600 stories before February
“We have 600+ stories to gather before the end of February 2023,” said Community Organiser Sally Fisher from Real Deal Geelong.

The Wesley Uniting Church has begun well and had 100% of registrations attend their table talks – and even found it hard to contain the talk once people got started.

ACF Geelong has held two successful table talks so far and identified two new leaders already as a result, one of whom has taken the initiative to talk with others in the community – a great response for organisations seeking to grow capacity and leadership.  

How are you and your organisation going to participate?


Dig deeper

One-hour podcast about A Real Deal:

→ The Transnational Institute, TNI – 13 September 2022:
From Crisis to Transformation
“This primer seeks to explore why it is imperative to orient ourselves and our social movements towards a Just Transition and how we can consciously and deliberately move away from the dysfunctional and destructive systems that are leading us towards extinction.”