Climate activists and ex-activists (and “never-quite-became” activists) are being invited to reflect on their experiences of the last few years. A new website, “Ending Activism” will have a launch event from 7.30pm on Friday 15th June, at the Lass O’Gowrie pub on Charles St. At the launch, people will be encouraged to mingle and share experiences of what they’ve learnt, what they think went well and what they think they would do differently ‘next time’. People who have not been “active” are also very welcome to attend! There is also a very short anonymous survey that the organisers are encouraging people to fill in.
“Ending Activism” was set up by two of the people behind Manchester Climate Monthly. One of them, Mark Haworth, said “We interviewed a bunch of Manchester-based people who were very active in climate politics. We asked them why and how they got involved, what they did, why they stopped doing it and, crucially, what would have to happen for them to get involved again.
These interviews have been transcribed, then stripped of personal information that would identify the participants, and, with their consent, posted on the website.”
The website has daily posts, not just of the interviews but also of topics such as “the Issue-Attention Cycle” and why the anti-globalisation movement (and the climate movement) are so darned white.
Disclaimer: MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson is also involved in “Ending Activism.”