School of Activism 2.0
For obvious reasons we had to postpone the School of Activism 2.0, due to start April 2020. We are working towards delivering the entire programme in the 2021 Easter holidays, Friday April 2nd to Sunday April 18th. Workshops and activities will appear below as they are confirmed. Watch this space…
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.
PRSC invites you to SoA 2.0 this Easter – 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!
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
School of Activism 2.0 – Curriculum
Upcoming Events › School of Activism
List of Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A talk exploring the implications of technological developments on the doctor patient relationship. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.
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.