This is a draft programme to get your juices going. If there’s anything not on here which you’d like, just email Adam and he’ll see what he can do.
Monday 1 July 2013
5pm Welcome to the Summer Gathering - Britain’s student activist training camp. You’ve arrived! Give yourself a pat on the back. Then say hi to all of the other amazing students who are here - if past experience is anything to go by, some of them will be friends for years to come.
7pm: Dinner the first of many delicious veggie meals cooked and served by us
8pm: Film night: Enjoy a new series of films interviewing activists at the forefont of the most exciting movements in the UK over the last 40 years and hear what they learnt from their campaigns.
9pm till late: Merriment around the bonfire
Tuesday 2 July: Learning from the past
10am-11am: Morning circle, introductions. This is your chance to get to know everyone here. We can guarantee they’ll be lovely.
11:30am-12:30pm – How did the world get so messed up? And how do we fix it?: a brief history of austerity, debt, and the global economic system. - Nich Dearden, Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign.
12:30-13:30 – lunch - yum yum yum
13:30-14:30 – Britain’s place in the global movement against sweatshops: victories, losses, and where we go from here.
15:00–16:00: 10 year anniversary of Go Green campaign - help us celebrate a decade of creative student action to improve our universities’ climate credentials - with special guests & live interactive art TBC
16:30-18:00: A preview of People & Planet’s bed-wettingly exciting new Fossil Free campaign. Because if we don’t keep fossil fuels in the ground, well… you do the maths! :-/
18:00-20:00 – Dinner, frisbee and chat nom nom nom
20:00-21:30 – Where next for People & Planet’s campaigns, events and democracy? Your chance to put forward and discuss ideas as a student network
21:30-00:00 - Bonfire, chat, merriment, fun, and other synonyms thereof.
Wednesday 3 July
9:30 - 10: Morning Circle
10:00–11:30: Global Power Shift: how to link your campus campaigns to the global Fossil Free student-led movement**
12:00-13:30: Fossil Free Action Planning for Freshers Week 2013: building a movement on campus, creative action and communications training.
13:30-14:30 lunch - mmmmmmm
14:30-16:00: The Burning Question Author Duncan Clark and special guests debate the role of Investment and divestment in fossil fuels and the risks of climate change (advanced)s
Scoop School - Taking forward the Student Food Co-ops movements in 2013/14 and beyond
16:15-17:30: Running awesome meetings (intro) (including planning public meetings to recruit people on campus and participatory decision making)
Fossil Free UK Tour Team Training (advanced) - How to host a big Fossil Free campaign event on your campus in October 2013
17:45-18:45: Planning for the year ahead - including freshers’ week, regular meetings, and building a strong active group.
Fossil Free T-shirt printing and banner making workshop - Get creative with some paint for an eye-catching start of term in October 2013!
20:00: The legendary People & Planet Summer Gathering Scottish ceilidh
Thursday 4 July
09:00-09:45 – sweatshops, Buy Right, the Workers’ Rights Consortium and Electronics Watch.
10:00 – 11:00: intro to Labour rights in the garment and electronics industries
Sweatshop & labour rights activist meet up/skill share
11:30 - 13:00: How to be awesome at lobbying powerful people (coz sometimes it’s useful).
How to work well with Trades Unions (coz they’re lovely)
13:00-14:00: lunch + Student union sabbatical meet up (loads of People & Planet members/friends won student union elections this year! Which is sweet. So this is a space for you to meet and plot).
14:00 – 15:30: Liberation and solidarity campaigning: making sure that everyone is included in your group.
Escalate to win: from asking nicely to occupying: how to get what you want in 10 easy steps.
16:00-18.00 A masterclass in making activist films. Together we’ll create films to help launch the Fossil Free and Buy Right campaigns in 2013-14
How to be an awesome spin doctor: using the media to win your campaign.
18:00-19:00 – Planning for the year ahead: mapping out your campaign priorities.
19:00 - 20:00: dinner
20:00 till late: Awards ceremony and talent show round the bonfire
Friday 5 July:
09:30-10:00: Morning Circle
10:00 - 11:30: A masterclass in occupying - with UK Uncut
Creative stunts on campus
11:30 -13:30: Planning the year ahead
13:30: Lunch and Goodbyes