Doing Our Bit: The Campaign to Double the Refugee Quota: 2018
“While I’ve spent enough time in universities to understand the meaning of various freedoms, I’ve also spent enough time in the world to see the opposite of freedom: persecution, detention, and the slow drag of less obvious oppressions.”
In 2013, Murdoch Stephens began a campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota. Inspired by his time living in Aleppo, Syria, over the next five years he built the campaign into a mainstream national movement – one that contributed to the first growth in New Zealand’s refugee quota in thirty years. Doing Our Bit is an insider’s account of political campaigning in New Zealand. This BWB Text is essential reading for anyone interested in grassroots campaigning or how political change happens in New Zealand.
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Murdoch Stephens established the Doing Our Bit campaign in June 2013 to double New Zealand's refugee quota. He recently completed a PhD focused on how four contemporary critical theorists have written about climate change, which led to the publication of Critical Environmental Communication: How does critique respond to the urgency of climate change? in 2018 by Lexington. He is also editor at Lawrence & Gibson publishing, which has released two dozen works of fiction, and co-managed the 17 Tory Street open source community gallery. Born and raised in rural South Otago, Stephens lives in Wellington.
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