Individuals from a range of social justice groups, including the London Roots Collective, Black Feminists UK, UK Uncut, Algeria Solidarity Campaign, OSA poetry collective, Art Music Politics Must Meet and the Economic Justice Project, alongside a number of youth and refugee organisations and environmental groups, have organised a week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world.
The event, the Spark, is funded by the Economic Justice Project and runs from June 16 – June 21 at St Peter’s Community Hall in Bethnal Green. All sessions are free to attend, although attendees are advised to register for workshops in advance.
The Spark’s extensive programme has something for everybody interested in social justice and in the words of the organisers: “Whether you’re angry about injustice in the world and ready to do something; want to have a more in depth conversations about issues that interest you; share experiences from and ideas about grassroots movements; gain practical skills for social change; meet people and make new connections; explore social justice issues through the arts; or all of these things, this event is for you!”
Workshops at the Spark, amongst others, include:
*Strategies for Solving the Housing Crisis
*The Personal is still Political: Occupy Your Body
*Sex Workers Organising for Safety & justice
*Criminalising Black Communities
*Islamophbia and Women’s Liberation
*Organising Accessible Events
*Inequality and Under-representation on the Left
Click here for a full event programme and to register.
The organisers are also looking for volunteers to run the reception, prepare food, assist with publicity and potentially help out with a kids space (TBC). The organisers are also looking for a team of young people to be involved in documenting the Spark, for which volunteers will receive free training in how to make basic films, use social media before the event, and then ongoing support. If you’re interested in documenting the Spark contact Spark Youth Team.
For more information on the Spark contact email@example.com or call 020 7324 4728.
The Spark, June 16 – June 21, 2014, St Peter’s Community Hall, 56 Warner Place, London, E2 7DA.
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