upcoming events: bottom-up political and community action and toppling tyranny

How To Do It – Creating Bottom up Political Participation

9-10th April 2016, London

From citizen engagement to radical collective action, the focus of the event is how ‘ordinary’ people can come together to collectively act upon and change their environment.

The challenge is to create determined and conscious collective action, which can be effective, shared and scaled up.

This event seeks to generate and share concrete knowledge of how bottom up radical political participation can succeed.

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Community Action: Taking the Power Back

An open event for people active in their community; we will explore this by hearing from speakers, participating in workshops, networking and dialogue.

We aim to celebrate alternative models and visions of community action, without privileging any single approach.

Purpose:To explore how we can build stronger communities

Date: Friday 29 April 2016

Time: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Venue: The Great Hall, Holloway Campus, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DP

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Venue is fully accessible: if you have any specific dietary requirements or want to make further enquiries please email Matthew Scott.

You’re very welcome to offer your own workshops and open space discussions in the afternoon. Please contact us before the event if you’d like to offer a topic/input.

We are offering a limited number of travel bursaries for people travelling from outside of London – for further info email.

Learn how tyranny is toppled:

an afternoon with one of the world’s renowned nonviolent democracy campaigners.

25th April 2016, Manchester

Srdja Popovic led the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! which helped topple the dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000.

He will be speaking about people power and his inspirational life, which he has dedicated to nonviolent protest against oppression in many parts of the world.

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