Demand the Impossible - Glasgow

Aug10

There is a growing feeling that “something is very wrong” with the world we live in. From the refugee crisis, to climate change, to soaring inequality - both at home and abroad - the symptoms of political failures are everywhere.

Why do the rich keep getting richer whilst the majority continue to lose out? Why is the media happy to lay the blame for social and economic problems on immigration and not those at the top who are really responsible? Why do corporations have more access to power and resources than ordinary citizens? Why do young people seem less important to politicians than everyone else? And what can we do about it?

If you’re aged 16-25 and interested in finding out answers to these big questions, then Demand the Impossible is for you.

POWER – CAPITALISM – RACISM – CLIMATE CRISIS – RESISTANCE

  • What is it like being a young person in Scotland today?
  • Who controls the wealth and power in Scotland?
  • How can we change society and take back power for young people?

Demand the Impossible will include:

  • Sharing ideas with like-minded young people from across Scotland
  • Exploring ideas on capitalism and alternative economic systems, the position of young people in Scotland today, the power of the media and how climate crisis will impact our lives
  • Learning new ways of looking at the world from experts and activists from universities, social movements and campaigns
  • Building activist skills that teach us how we can campaign for a better world

The course will run over three days, on August 10, 11 and 12, from 10am - 4pm.  Venue:  Strathclyde University.  FREE but places are limited.

Demand the Impossible is not a course designed to tell you what to think, but instead designed to encourage you to look at the world in a different way, and to think about ways that we can begin to challenge and change the status quo.

To find out more or to request an application form, email: demandimpossiblescot@globaljustice.org.uk

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Strathclyde University, Glasgow
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