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School of Activism 2.0

April 2 - April 18

We define activism as ‘Active Citizenship’. The process of taking care of and taking part in your community. Don’t be a victim of circumstances. Change them.
PRSC invites you to the School of Activism this Easter, a two week programme of talks, workshops and events for all the family, designed to empower and inspire you to change the world.

Philosophy For Children

April 3 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Philosophy, the “love of wisdom,” begins with wonder about the world. It is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but traditionally it has not been considered a subject for children. Yet young people ask philosophical questions and are curious about philosophical issues:  How do we know things? What is beauty? How are the mind and body connected?    Young people do not need to learn philosophy; it is something they do. The first is a  series of workshops to provide young…

‘Class Power on Zero-Hours’ book presentation by AngryWorkers

April 3 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Six years of workers’ inquiry and organising in the west London badlands. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Battling for Bristol: Film Screening with Q&A

April 3 @ 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

A short documentary on Bristol’s history of social justice struggle.

Introducing Bristol Antifa

April 4 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bristol Antifascists is a group of local people committed to opposing fascism and all that it stands for. Come down and learn all about them. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

TBC Self-defence with Bristol Antifa

April 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Bristol Antifascists is a group of local people committed to opposing fascism and all that it stands for. Come down and learn self defence. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

The Wordplay Workshop

April 5 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come along and stretch words into a wiggle wash paddle wack of fun! This engaging workshop will allow people of all ages from 6+ to explore the power of poetry through play. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Know Your Rights: Vehicle Dwelling and the Law

April 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this session the Van Dwellers Community will talk you through the national legal situation, Bristol City Council's local policies, and how these approaches play out day to day on the streets. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Philosophy for Children in Bristol? Planning Meeting

April 7 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Developed in Seattle, Philosophy For Children, offers a series of workshops to introduce philosophy to young children from the age of three upwards. The School of Activism is hosting two taster sessions of Philosophy for Children, as well as this meeting to discuss how this course could be rolled out as an ongoing programme in Bristol. If you would like to get involved, help us, or are just curious, join our online planning meeting

Art for Social Change

April 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When done well, art can give voice to the voiceless and bring visibility to those that are hidden. Art is a powerful tool to change the world. Photographers Anthony Luvera and Rory Carnegie have both created fascinating collaborative projects in partnership with rough sleepers. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Influencers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Discussion

April 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A round table discussion on how influencers influence our culture - looking at the pros & cons of a world in which social and cultural influence is formalised and commercialised.

Know Your Rights: Painting Bristol- This Is Not Legal Advice

April 10 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A look at the complexities of the law and culture of painting in the streets of Bristol

The Wordplay Workshop

April 12 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come along and stretch words into a wiggle wash paddle wack of fun! This engaging workshop will allow people of all ages from 6+ to explore the power of poetry through play. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Rebel History: The Struggle to Reclaim Our Past

April 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join the poet Lawrence Hoo, artist/activist Michael Barnes-Wynters, author Mike Manson and publisher Richard Jones in a discussion of the history we choose to tell and who gets to tell it. 

Philosophy For Children

April 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Philosophy, the “love of wisdom,” begins with wonder about the world. It is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but traditionally it has not been considered a subject for children. Yet young people ask philosophical questions and are curious about philosophical issues:  How do we know things? What is beauty? How are the mind and body connected?  Young people do not need to learn philosophy; it is something they do. The first is a  series of workshops to provide young children…

Invented Futures: Speculation, Visionaries and Modern Mythologies

April 17 @ 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Invented Futures is a collective that tears apart the narratives that fuel the development of new technology. We take a look at how tech innovation has got to where it is by examining how the role of speculative thinking can show us how there are alternatives to given tech cultures. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

PRSC Versus the Future

April 18 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What to know what goes on behind the scenes at the People's Republic of Stokes Croft? Keen to understand why we do what we do and how you can get involved?
Join the PRSC as we look forward, and explore how we try to shape our future.
A School of Activism event.

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