Solidarity Activism Workshop

Solidarity Activism Workshop, Sunday 1st December 2013, 12-6, Leeds University Union

TidalA space for reflection on our experiences of solidarity activism and working mindfully with communities facing oppression/opposing environmental destruction.

This workshop is not a training. It will not tell you ‘how to do solidarity activism in ten easy steps’ but it will allow experienced and inexperienced people to raise and reflect on some issues around how ‘we’ act in solidarity with communities that may be very different from us culturally and politically, who may have very different ideas about tactics and decision-making. Solidarity activism requires us to reflect on our own attitudes and privilege. And to be mindful that while we can ‘parachute in’ and then return to our lives, others live with any impacts that our actions have. But bearing all of these issues we still must to act – because acting in solidarity is fundamental to our sense of justice and our fight for a better world.

We hope to be able to arrange accommodation for people coming from outside Leeds and there will be a travel pool to help with travel costs. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. We hope to be able to arrange a crèche if there are parents who need to bring their children. There will be vegan food available for donations. Please let us know if you need accommodation, childcare, or have other dietary requirements by leaving a comment on our facebook event or emailing skills@leedstidal.org

More info and some suggested reading on facebook

Tidal is a global justice campaign group based in Leeds.

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