May, 2021

23may12:00 pm6:00 pmRest, Recharge and Refuse Capitalism: an afternoon of regenerative activismFight the burnout and the system with our afternoon of offline activities!12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Organiser: Young Friends of the Earth Scotland

Event Details

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About this Event

This event is part of a series of online sessions open to young people aged 16-30.

To build and sustain a powerful and effective climate change movement, we need spaces to rest and recharge. After a year of digital organising, many of us are exhausted. Join us for an offline afternoon of regenerative activism.

We have curated a variety of activities and resources for you to choose from, all designed to help you rest and recharge. While the term self-care has been co-opted by capitalist brands, these activities will help you recharge while also refusing capitalism. These will all be offline, away from screens, but done together across distance.

These will include creative activities, reflective activities, things centred around movement, mental health, learning and more. You can decide to take part in as much or as little as you choose.

While the focus of this event is absolutely NOT on being productive, any photos taken or art/writing created can be submitted for a collaborative zine.

12pm: Optional Zoom intro session.

12.30pm: We send out activities pack via email. You can choose which you’d like to go away and do over the next few hours, in your own time.

5pm: Optional Zoom reflection session. We will come back together to reflect on the afternoon and share any learnings.

 

Accessibility

The optional intro and reflection sessions will run on Zoom. All levels of experience are welcome. Please let us know about any access needs in the sign up form.

The online sections of the event will have optional automated captions provided by Otter AI. We have a fund for BSL interpretation and can organise this if given enough notice. Please email [email protected] asap if you require an interpreter.

We also have small grants available for digital access (e.g. data, webcams). Please email [email protected]

Safer Spaces

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with our Safer Spaces policy before attending any events.

Young Friends of the Earth Scotland is a grassroots network of young people, from across Scotland, working collectively for social and environmental justice.

**These events are run by young people, for young people. Please respect our age restrictions.**

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organiser

Young Friends of the Earth Scotland[email protected] Thorn House, 5 Rose St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

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