Shared Planet workshops revealed
Hosted by various campaigning organisations, our workshop programme at Shared Planet offers introductions to all kinds of issues - from the arms trade to biofuels to the economic crisis and the movement to boycott Nestle.
Full workshop list:
Panel discussion: Where next for the movement against the cuts?
The last few years have seen the emergence of a variety of movements resisting the Government’s cuts to public services, what should happen next? Includes speakers from the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts and others.
Panel discussion: Why equality matters
The gap between rich and poor is growing. Seminal UK academics Kate Pickett and Danny Dorling discuss why equality matters and how to close the gap. Hosted by Sheffield Equality Group, part of the Equality Trust.
Panel discussion: Why join a political party?
Hosted by Marley Miller of Compass Youth. At a time when few political parties are attracting sustained interest from young people and at a time when electoral politics is failing to bring about positive change, this panel discussion asks what forms of political engagement can best change the world?
Breaking the Crisis: Four steps to end the recession
With James Meadway of New Economics Foundation. This session aims to show how a few, relatively simple steps now could call time on the recession, and start the transition to fairer and more sustainable economy.
Building a diverse movement
Always wanted your society to be more diverse? want to discuss inequalities in a safe space? This workshop is designed to help us create a diverse, welcoming movement for everyone! With Nishma Doshi
Crash course in the financial crisis
With Tim Jones of Jubilee Debt Campaign. How did we get into this mess? Did we have to bail out banks? Is austerity necessary? Understand the basics of the financial crisis – essential knowledge for social change.
Eat, grow, resist! Revolutionising the global food system
With Dan Iles of World Development Movement. A billion people go hungry while another billion are overweight. Corporate control of the food system is causing a food and climate crisis. Explore these problems and the solutions being created by social movements the world over.
Fair trade campaigning
What’s the connection between Malawi, Anne Robinson and a Kit Kat wrapper? Join Kate from the Fairtrade Foundation and find out what’s going on inside the Fairtrade world, how the Fairtrade MARK really works on those big chocolate companies’ bars, and get inspiration for your group’s campaign in 2013.
Faith and activism
Members of the Student Christian Movement will be facilitating a discussion on ‘Spirituality and Activism’. This session is open to those of all faiths and of none and will be shaped by participants.
Fight the Nestle monster on campus
With Jon Dorsett and Andrea Hill of Baby Milk Action. Nestlé is boycotted because of the unethical way it markets baby milk. Find out why this important and the current situation. Discuss how to promote the boycott on campus.
Fuel poverty: climate crisis at home?
As fuel poverty campaigners, we sometimes get in trouble with fellow environmentalists for championing cheap gas guzzling. This workshop connects the dots with frontline climate justice work around the world. With Leeds Tidal
Gender and People & Planet
With Fiona Ranford of UK Feminista. Come and discuss how feminism is intrinsic to social and environmental justice. NOTE: the first session will focus on sweatshops and labour rights, while the second will focus on the environment.
Going Greener Introduction
Phoebe Cullingworth, People & Planet’s Going Greener campaign aims to kick-start a low-carbon, resilient and community-led education sector that achieves carbon emissions reductions of at least 50% by 2020. Find out what we have already done to get Universities, schools and colleges Going Greener.
Going Greener Ideastorm
With Phoebe Cullingworth of People & Planet. Go Green Week is People & Planet’s annual national week of action on climate change. In 2012, over 140 schools, colleges and universities took part, inspiring thousands to act. Share your ideas and build up a Go Green Week storm.
Kicking arms companies off campus
With Beth Smith of Campaign Against the Arms Trade. In 2011 UK weapons were used against pro-democracy protesters in the Middle East. Find out more and explore how we can kick arms companies off campus for good!
National Demo banner making
NUS #demo2012 – banner making with Sky Yarlett. Come for a brief background about the NUS National Demo and have the opportunity to make your own banner! For anyone interested in coming to Demo 2012.
Fighting fracking: what can we do about shale gas?
Fracking for shale gas risks big local environmental damage and doesn’t help tackle climate change. Come and learn more about the problems and what you can do to fight fracking. With Friends of the Earth
Sustainable biofuels - a modern myth
With Emilia Hanna of Biofuelwatch. What are Biofuels? What is biomass? Once heralded as the ‘green solution’ why are they now treated with scepticism by scientists and environmentalists? Do they really worsen climate change? And, how much are we burning in the UK? Come and find out more!
Tax haven Britain - victim and villain
With John Christensen of Tax Justice Network. Come and learn about the extent of the UK’s role in the global tax haven industry and how it actually hinders instead of helping our society and economy.
The Oil Road
Europe imports more oil & gas than the US, China and India combined. This requires pipelines, tanker routes and gas terminals – as well as military force, strong-arm diplomacy and corporate capitalism. With Platform we’ll explore BP’s pipeline from the Caspian, and search for pathways towards alternative energy futures.
Trade Justice: no more business as usual
How can European chickens destroy Ghana’s poultry industry? Why is Ecuador giving a US oil company the same amount of money that it spends on education? Learn about how global trade rules defend big companies and leave communities and poor countries worse off. With Trade Justice Movement
What does Tuesday’s election result mean for the world? Gary Dunion, a political campaigner who worked on the 2008 Obama campaign, shares his thoughts. Bring yours too and join the debate.