Regenerative Activism: Revitalising Self and Society Saturday April 7th in London

Created in response to the “high level of burn-out among those who dedicate their time and life to creating social change and ecological justice”, this one day event will “explore ways to make our activism more effective and sustainable. Throughout the day of workshops, talks, panel discussions, and reflection we will be asking, how may we achieve effective social change while creating a personal and collective resilience that enables our action to be a source of flourishing, both individually and socially?”

The date is Saturday 7th April

The place:  The Cockpit Theatre, in Marylebone

Tickets: £25-£38.52

Organised by the Advaya Initiative, in collaboration with Ulex Project, here’s some more about the event including how to book.

“Those of us involved in social change are all too familiar with the challenge of meeting injustice and hardship in the world. Our aim is to explore a range of tools and approaches, collective and personal, to make our activism more effective and sustainable. We will look at the personal and inner dimensions, as well as the interpersonal and organisational factors that enable long term engagement and continuity in the struggles we face. We hope to understand how our work for social change can be a context for flourishing, both individually and socially.

We will explore these issues using holistic and participatory methods, drawing on popular education, ecological and systems thinking, as well as reflective practices. The day will bring together leading activists and change makers from across the UK and beyond, to share practice and strengthen networks. It will be made up of presentations, discussion and workshops, which will aim to:

  • Explore methods of working effectively with the personal and inner dimension of activism, helping us take better care of ourselves, equipping us to avoid burnout and to better empower ourselves for action.Share ways of supporting more skilful interpersonal work in our groups and networks, and enable ways of organising which exemplify the values we want to realise in the world.
  • Create a vibrant and supportive space for those involved in social change work to reflect deeply, analyse and share our experience of the personal and interpersonal dimensions of our work – finding nourishment, inspiration and learning from each other.”

Speakers, workshop leaders:

Guhyapati (Ulex Project & The Eco-Dharma Centre) • Justine Huxley (St. Ethelburga’s) • Asad Rehman (War on Want) • Fatima Ibrahim (AVAAZ) • Alasdair Roxburgh (Friends of the Earth) • Sophy Banks (Transition Network) Bayo Akomolafe (The Emergence Network) • Pat McCabe (Indigenous Rights) • Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) • Natasha Adams (Campaigns Consultant) • Rachel Lilley (Aberystwyth University) • Gita Parihar (Legal Consultant) • Ruby & Christabel Reed (Advaya Initiative)


**** THE SCHEDULE: ****

09.00 – DOORS OPEN

09.30 – OPENING TALK – ULEX PROJECT
10.15 – NGO PANEL DISCUSSION – HOSTED BY GITA PARIHAR:
- ASAD REHMAN (WAR ON WANT)
- FATIMA IBRAHIM (AVAAZ)
- ALASDAIR ROXBURGH (FRIENDS OF THE EARTH)
- SOPHY BANKS (TRANSITION NETWORK)
-11.05 – BREAK
11.15 – TALKS PART 1 + Q&A
12.30 – LUNCH
13.15 – TALKS PART 2 + Q&A
14.30 – A CHOICE OF WORKSHOPS
16.05 – REFLECTION & GROUP DISCUSSION – ULEX PROJECT
16.50 – CLOSE – ADVAYA INITIATIVE

17.00 – EVENT ENDS

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