Tools for Effective and Sustainable Activism
A 10 day residential workshop in rural Devon, UK.
25th March – 3rd April 2016
This workshop is about finding inspiration, energy, and ideas to keep going for the long haul. Ways of being empowered, nourished and creative. It’s about not losing hope, not burning-out and keeping going for the long haul.
This workshop is for anyone working for social change – whether that means building community through arts or events, organizing campaigns, resisting injustice, building alternativeor direct action.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde
The week will provide an opportunity to get away from our busy lives and take stock, taking time to reflect and learn from our experiences, and build resilience. Over the week we will develop skills, practices and ideas to help us make changes in our day to day lives that will support our wellbeing, help us to break out of self-destructive habits and explore ways of working which keep our groups sustainable and effective in the struggle for social, economic, and ecological justice. against social and economic injustice and ecological destruction.
The workshop venue is the High Heathercombe Centre: http://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk, which is on the edge of Dartmoor. Surrounded by woodland and wild moorland, it provides ideal conditions for reflection and renewal. Funding for this course is not yet secured, but please let us know if you are interested in attending this course, and we will confirm if we are going ahead. The cost of the workshop is on a sliding scale between £50 – £500 (includes accommodation and all meals). Money raised will be going towards venue and food costs, as well a compensation for cooks and facilitators. If there is any money left over, it will go towards supporting more of this work in the future.
Deadline for applications 29th January 2016.
You can sign-up for the course by filling in an application-form, we send this by mail to you. We hope to bring together a diverse group of people, from across the country and Europe, involved in a wide variety of issues and projects, who can share our learnings back to wide networks. Places are limited, so sign up.
For more information and an application form please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re looking forward to the course,