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Campaigner Training in association with Oxfam and Christian Aid

18 January 2020 | 12:30am - 4:30pm

Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Be inspired by those who have faced challenges yet successfully campaigned for positive change – and find your own route into action.

Actively seeking change can take many forms – and it can be fun, sustainable and hugely rewarding.

Join us for an afternoon of connection, inspiration and skills building, from grassroots mobilising to political lobbying, delivered in partnership with Oxfam Scotland and Christian Aid Scotland. See below for more information on the workshop choices!

Combining panel sessions with hands-on workshops, this inclusive and welcoming event will offer opportunities to meet other campaigners, get to grips with the building blocks of developing an effective campaign and gain the confidence and encouragement to make a real difference.

Refreshments and light snacks will be served on arrival!


WORKSHOP 1: Having Difficult Conversations
hosted by Meghan O’Neill (Oxfam Scotland) with input from Selina Hales (Refuweegee)

From climate change to migration, we live in a world where people feel divided and hold strong opinions and beliefs. As individuals wishing to understand the world, as budding changemakers or committed campaigners, how do we communicate effectively on the issues we are most passionate about without alienating others? This workshop, based on training by Hope not Hate, will enable participants to explore different strategies to help engage in deep listening and honest talking.

WORKSHOP 2: Story of Self / Story of Change
hosted by Diane Green (Christian Aid)

How can we tap into our power as agents of change? This workshop will explore how the Story of Self (understanding what drives and nurtures us) can help us identify and channel our most powerful route to action – and sustain us in our campaigning efforts.

WORKSHOP 3: Looks good on you? Towards fashion that won’t cost the earth
hosted by Kenneth Watt, Oxfam Scotland

What are the environmental and human costs of our fashion choices? What actions can we take, at individual and collective levels – including government and businesses – to push for global change? This workshop will enable participants to explore the consequences of a culture of ‘throwaway fashion’ and the power of individuals to enact change.

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