Diversity & Oppression in Grassroots Organising.
Seeds for Change workshop
15th – 17th November (Buckinghamshire, 25mins from London)
28th Feb – 2nd March (Leeds)
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Lila Watson
Social movements in Britain have long talked about being inclusive, anti-oppressive, diverse and non-hierarchical. However, many people who would be part of a strong and diverse movement are currently marginalised, while others aren’t yet aware of how their behaviour can exclude others.
Seeds for Change is running two residential, weekend workshops in beautiful locations to explore power with grassroots organisers in the UK. Throughout the weekend, participants will explore questions regarding their own use of power: How we might exclude others or be excluded, and how we can use our power to strengthen the social movements we are part of. It is for people involved in groups working for social change: it is both for those who don’t feel totally welcome in the groups they are part of, as well as those who do.
There are limited spaces on the workshop, and we expect it to fill up fast, so please email us firstname.lastname@example.org asking for an application form asap. The weekend costs £50, which covers food and accommodation. We have some full bursaries and some part bursaries, so please don’t let cost put you off – email us and we’ll do what we can to make it possible for you to come.
There are two workshop dates, one in the North, one in the South.
In the South…
6pm Friday 15th – 3pm Sunday 17th November 2013, Buckinghamshire. 25 minutes on the train from London
In the North…
6pm Friday 28th February – 4pm Sunday 2nd March 2014, Leeds