Global Justice Youth summer gathering
Global Justice Youth Summer Gathering with sun and megaphones

Global Justice Youth summer gathering


When: 6:00 pm, July 14, 2023 to 1:00 pm, July 16, 2023
Where: Laughton Lodge, East Sussex BN8 6BY View on map
Campaigns: Youth

Just a few places are still available for Global Justice Youth’s first summer gathering!

Book your spot

📣 With an incredible line up of international activists and social justice movements
🎶  With live music and DJs
📝  With activist trainings and campaign workshops
🏕  We’ll be camping around camp fires and there’ll be time for relaxing in nature
🥗 We’ll be cooking good food and there’ll be a pop-up bar

View the full programme

We’re excited to be joined by Ivonne Yanez of Oilwatch Latin America and president of Acción Ecológica where she works to protect Ecuador’s ecosystems and communities from extractive industries.

Mohammed Elnaiem of the Decolonial Centre and Sabrina Espeleta from War on Want will be talking with Global Justice Now director Nick Dearden about how our neo-colonial global economy works, and the systemic alternatives that social movements are pushing for, such as food sovereignty.

Sasha Reza Chohra, a youth activist from our sister organisation ATTAC France, will join us to discuss the massive revolt against neoliberal policies in France right now.

And Alex Etchart & Vientos will bring South American ballads with British and Irish folk melodies and electronica!

Book your place

The summer gathering is open to all youth activists, whether you’re already involved with Global Justice Youth or new to it all. We welcome anyone between the age of 18-30. If you have any questions or concerns, including about accessibility, please get in touch.

Detailed logistics

📅  Friday 14 July – Sunday 16 July
📍 Laughton Lodge (near Lewes, BN8 6BY)

Dinner on Friday will be from  6.30pm to 7.30pm, though you’re invited to arrive any time after 2pm on Friday to give yourself time to settle in and enjoy the lovely site. The opening session of the weekend is at 7.30pm.

Shuttle service:
We’re running a shuttle service between Lewes train station and the site of the gathering – Laughton Lodge, so you don’t have to get a bus or taxi. Please sign up for these lifts on the form.

Travel subsidies:
When booking your trip, remember to send me your receipts and bank details if you’d like us to cover 50% of your travel costs. Our policy is on the event page.

You’ll need to bring a tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag and something to use as a pillow. There are still limited indoor sleeping for those that need this for accessibility. Any questions about this, let me know.

Toilets and showers:
There are indoor fully-accessible toilets and showers, as well as outdoor compost toilets and showers. Please bring your own toiletries and towels.

We also have a preliminary layout map. If it would be helpful to see this please get in touch with me to share it.

Food and drink:
The meals we’re providing as part of the gathering will be vegan, with gluten free options. If you’d like to see the full menu for dietary requirements, please get in touch with me. There will be a paid bar (cash or card) on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Welfare support:
We will have welfare support staff all weekend (including a 24hr emergency number). There will be indoor and outdoor quiet spaces. Please read our intentional spaces policy before coming.

Laughton Lodge, East Sussex BN8 6BY