Power, Protest, and Politics: London

Power, Protest, and Politics: London


When: October 30, 2016

Global Justice Now building
66 Offley Road, London


Join the new Global Justice Now youth network for an afternoon of discussion, debate, action planning and creativity. We’ll be exploring the big questions we face – why is the world so unequal? How can we challenge the power of the 1%? How does racism continue to shape our society? What can we learn from movements that have stood up for social justice? 

Power, Protest and Politics is for any young people interested in these questions. 

This event is free and open to anyone under 28

Workshops and discussions:

‘What’s the point of activism?’ Can political activism really change things? How can movements in different countries work together? What can we learn from the successes and failures of recent movements – such as Occupy and the anti-globalisation movements. Led by Nick Dearden – an activist for over 20 years in movements against corporate power, war and racism, and the director of Global Justice now. 

Black Lives Matter: police brutality and structural racism in the US has sparked one of the most significant anti-racist and Black Liberation movements in decades – and now it’s spread to the UK. Join a discussion with activists from Black Lives Matter UK about racism, direct action, and practical solidarity. 

Campaign workshops: discuss strategies for change and plan action with others. 

Artivism: practical workshop on the role of creativity and art in activism. Hosted by Liv Wynter – a queer working class artist who uses her practice to motivate people to become engaged in activist approaches to artwork.

Precarious Trajectories: voices from the Mediterranean Migration Crisis: A screening of the documentary that shows the effects Fortress Europe is having on the increasingly more dangerous journeys migrants and refugees are being forced to take.’ 

Accessibility: The event will be held in the ground floor of the Global Justice Now office, which is completely wheelchair accessible. There is a lift to the kitchen, which has a wheelchair accessible toilet. We can also cover your transport to and from the venue if you need it. Please contact us if you have any other access needs.

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