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Power Shift: Training for Change 2020

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Giants Seat Scout Camp

Off Ringley Road West

Radcliffe

Manchester

M26 1DY

United Kingdom

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Amidst today’s darkening clouds, hope is shining as bright as ever.

As we face climate breakdown, the hardening of borders, and an economy squeezing ever more from the most precarious, we are told there’s little to do but continue business-as-usual.

But there are other visions for the world, and people fighting for it tooth-and-nail. Students have led social struggles in Chile, India, France and beyond. We too can build power in every campus and every town for a better world. To win, our organising needs to be strategic, creative and coordinated. At Power Shift 2020 120 students will come together and gain the tools to run winning campaigns for climate and social justice, as part of a radical national network. Join us to talk media, campaign strategy, facilitation skills, non-violent direct action and so much more.

For many UK students, austerity has been our only economic reality. It is against this backdrop that youth strikers have taken to the streets to demand action on climate change. Neoliberal capitalism has led to insecure housing, food and jobs, with migrants denied access to the most basic public goods. This is reflected in our universities, where staff have been striking against the marketisation of education. This is just one fight amidst a global upsurge in struggles for justice and equality.

World leaders and corporations are slowly waking up to the realisation that their days of polluting and exploitation are numbered. We have 10 years to halve carbon emissions, and we have to ensure that this transformation is led by those hit hardest. We need a just transition. We must hold accountable the profiteers responsible for the climate crisis. We need climate justice. With COP26 being hosted in Glasgow, we must build power with Global South justice movements, highlight the UK's role in climate colonialism and build solidarity beyond borders.

You’re invited to follow in the footsteps of People & Planet students for over fifty years and be part of a student movement fighting for social justice on UK university campuses and beyond. Come and draw on the experiences of student campaigners from across the UK and elsewhere. Get to know other like-minded people and strategise how you can launch (and win!) campaigns that tackle the root causes of injustice. There’ll be workshops to feed the brain, yummy vegan food to feed the stomach, and fun and games galore.

Over the 5 days of this participatory training you will:

Organise to win! Get the tools you need to fight injustice wherever you are.

Join a network of student organisers! Get to know and learn from some of the most inspiring student organisers across Europe.

Explore the root causes of local and global injustice! It’s only by tackling the root cause of an issue that we will create lasting change.

Shape national campaigns! Feed into our national campaign strategy for our climate justice campaign.

Come to Power Shift 2020, we can’t wait to meet you!

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COST: £42 (including food for 5 days) and only if you’re an Early Bird and get your ticket by Monday 1 June, after that it’s £50. You can also choose to pay for a Solidarity ticket contributing a few pounds more to the event costs. An Eventbrite booking fee of around £3 will be added to the ticket price.

ACCOMMODATION: bring a tent, sleeping bag, yoga mat and anything else you need to feel comfortable! If you want to apply for dorm space, please write to us at powershift@peopleandplanet.org.

ACCESS: the site is accessible, and we will seek to make reasonable adjustments for anyone who has concerns about site access. To discuss this in more detail, please contact us at powershift@peopleandplanet.org.

FOOD: all the provided food will be vegan. Please let us know about any further dietary requirements or food allergies when booking your ticket.

This event has been funded with support from the European Commission. This event reflects the views only of the organiser, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Giants Seat Scout Camp

Off Ringley Road West

Radcliffe

Manchester

M26 1DY

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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