School of Activism 2.0

PRSC presents the School of Activism 2.0
April 2020

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
  • Know Your Rights: Van Dwelling and the Law by the Vehicle Dwellers Community
  • The Power of Poetry with Flora Sidebottom
  • 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
  • Self Defence with Bristol Antifa
  • 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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The People’s Comedy

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

On the first Friday of every month, the People's Republic of Stokes Croft present a revolutionary event: the UK's only sociopolitical comedy night, where Bristol's satirists deconstruct the power paradigm to comedic effect, and the acts ACTUALLY get paid. A fantastic night of political, social and cultural comedy featuring some of the most exciting grassroots comedians of Bristol and beyond - come and join the revolution!

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

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

The Strategy and Tactics of a Direct Action

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop, presented by Bristol ACORN members, will get you actively planning a direct action of your own in response to an issue facing you and your community, with an overview of negotiation, roles on a demo, how to show power, tactics, escalation and more. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.

Street Photography with Colin Moody

April 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.

Know Your Rights: Squatting and the Law

April 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.

Rebel Story Time for Kids

April 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.

Adblock – Art In Ad Places

April 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.

People’s Art Fair: Activism

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - April 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.

Rebel Story Time for Kids

April 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.

Know Your Rights: Rough Sleeping and the Law

April 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.

Becoming an Activist for Drug Policy Change

April 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.

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

April 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.

Stencil Cutting with Ghostboy

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Digital Health: Are Doctors Ready for the Digital Patient?

April 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.

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