School of Activism 2.0

PRSC presents the School of Activism 2.0
April 2020

We have decided to postpone the School of Activism – due to start April 3rd.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but feels pretty unavoidable in the face of the public health crisis created by Covid19.

Over the next couple of months, we will be making the venue and our resources available to charities or community groups that are dealing with this immediate crisis (eg. providing space for donations to be sorted, or care packages to be distributed) so please get in touch if you need space for such activities.

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 SoA 2.0 this Easter, starting with the People’s Comedy Friday April 3rd and continuing until Sunday April 19.

The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft invites everyone to a programme of workshops, events and activities designed to empower and inspire. From radical history to cutting stencils, the School of Activism will help you develop tools to change the world.

Activists, influencers, and academics, photographers, poets and painters, campaigners, performers and street artists have come together to share their secrets at the School of Activism.

Topics covered will include social media, radical history, subvertising, technological change, fact checking, labour struggles, poetry, rewilding the city, art for social change and anything and everything else we can think of.

All of the activities are free or low cost and most of them will be aimed at families, or suitable for all ages.

If you want to be involved in this project, please give us a shout!
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We try to ensure all activites are as affordable as possible, but we can only do this with your support – please consider making a donation to the School of Activism.

We are currently finalising the timetable, and you can see the full listings for confirmed activities below.

The sessions will also include:

  • Rewilding the city: A Practical Session on Seed Bombs and Bird Boxes by PRSC
  • Social Media Influencers, the Good the Bad and the Ugly a talk from Colin Moody and other social media influencers
  • Regeneration Activism: a talk by A Word From Nature
  • Tech workshop: how to make a mini light projector
  • A screening of the 10 minute short – Battling for Bristol
  • A discussion on: Who Owns the Land? With the Bristol Community Land Trust

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School of Activism 2.0 – Curriculum

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POSTPONED: The Wordplay Workshop

July 6 @ 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.

POSTPONED: Street Photography with Colin Moody

July 7 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

See the city afresh with this three hour workshop from a passionate and prolific Bristol street photographer Colin Moody, peering into the hidden corners of Stokes Croft and searching for the true spirit of this unique neighbourhood. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Know Your Rights: Squatting and the Law

July 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Members of the Bristol Housing Action Movement will be sharing their insights into the complicated question of squatting and the law. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Know Your Rights: Vehicle Dwelling and the Law

July 7 @ 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.

POSTPONED: Rebel Story Time for Kids

July 8 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A classic story reading session for children - across two mornings Lisa and Sue will be reading a story of social justice or rebellion to fire the imagination. After the reading there will be a creative challenge - drawing your favourite character or writing what will happen next. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: It’s not the end of the world (or maybe it is)

July 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A comedic look at the science of climate change by Jon Matthews. Why do some people believe climate change is natural? What does crystallised rat urine have to do with climate science? What happens when three climate change deniers walk into a bar? Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Adblock – Art In Ad Places

July 9 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Hands-on workshop making covers for the free standing & bus stop ads, replacing them with alternate messaging and artworks. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: People’s Art Fair: Activism

July 10 @ 6:00 PM - July 11 @ 6:00 PM

Open call for artists, performers, musicians, workshop leaders and creatives who want to be involved in our monthly arts fair, featuring an exhibition, market, activities, performance etc. See The People's Art Fair for details of how to get involved. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: The Wordplay Workshop

July 13 @ 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.

POSTPONED: Rebel Story Time for Kids

July 14 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A classic story reading session for children - across two mornings Lisa and Sue will be reading a story of social justice or rebellion to fire the imagination. After the reading there will be a creative challenge - drawing your favourite character or writing what will happen next. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Know Your Rights: Rough Sleeping and the Law

July 14 @ 2:00 PM

Priyanka Raval of the Bristol Cable will be sharing her insight into the complicated question of rough sleeping and the law. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Sleeping Rough – Screening with Q&A

July 14 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Film screening and discussion around the issues of homelessness. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Becoming an Activist for Drug Policy Change

July 15 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Training session on becoming an active campaigner for safer drug laws. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Art for Social Change

July 15 @ 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 chanhe the world. Photographers Anthony Luvera and Rory Carnegie have both created fascinating collaborative projects in partnership with rough sleepers. In his project Assembly Anthony Luvera gave homeless people disposable cameras and audio recorders to tell their own stories, Anthony also assisted them to create self-portraits in places important to themselves. His exhibition Frequently Asked Questions…

POSTPONED: Homer to Hip Hop: a History of Spoken Word from Pete The Temp

July 15 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

From the oral tradition to the Edinburgh Fringe, from Virgil to Biggy Smalls, meet the poetic movements that have shaped history. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Stencil Cutting with Ghostboy

July 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A practical Stencil cutting workshop. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Digital Health: Are Doctors Ready for the Digital Patient?

July 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A talk exploring the implications of technological developments on the doctor patient relationship. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

POSTPONED: Invented Futures: Speculation, Visionaries and Modern Mythologies

July 18 @ 1:00 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.

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