Free Activism Training Programme

Simon Fairlie chapter7 at
Tue Apr 3 23:48:05 BST 2012

forwarded by Simon F

> From: Marcela Teran <marcela.teran at>
> Date: 3 April 2012 18:02:32 BDT
> To: "chapter7 at" <chapter7 at>
> Subject: Activism Training Programme
> Dear Chapter7 team,
> I’m Marcela from Friends of the Earth UK and I am working on a new  
> project to work with people to gain activist skills. We want to  
> give people who are tired of waiting for change to happen the  
> skills to become influential campaigners. We’re looking for people  
> with enthusiasm, passion, two free weekends and great motivation  
> for change.
> I was wondering if among your network, you think there would be  
> people interested in taking part in the training that could benefit  
> from this opportunity.
> Here’s the web link with more information - 
> news/gamechangers_35212.html , please feel free to circulate it as  
> you consider relevant.
> Thanks so much, please contact me if you have any questions or  
> require further information.
> All the best,
> Marcela
> The Gamechangers Academy
> Friends of the Earth is offering a new training programme. We're  
> looking for 20 passionate people who want to turn their enthusiasm  
> into action to make change happen.
> What's on offer
> Over the next year you'll take part in two weekend-long training  
> sessions. We'll also link you up with a Friends of the Earth group  
> or campaign.
> By the end of the programme you'll have acquired the core skills  
> needed to organize campaigns. You'll also come away with a  
> campaigning portfolio showing off your experience and ability.
> Where and when
> Weekend 1: 'From enthusiast to activist'
> 30 June - 1 July - Hackney City Farm, London
> Approaching people on the street
> Organising protests
> Delivering speeches
> Lobbying decision-makers
> Getting in the media.
> Weekend 2: 'From activist to organiser'
> October 2012 - Residential venue, Date and venue TBC
> Theories of change
> Campaign planning
> Building and maintaining groups
> Training and supporting others.
> About you
> You'll need to have some campaigning experience as well as a strong  
> interest in environmental issues. You'll also enjoy learning in a  
> participatory way with others.
> How to apply
> The course is free although you may be based for a small  
> contribution towards food and accommodation for the second weekend.
> For more information please visit 
> gamechangers_35212.html or contact gamechangers at

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