Power Shift UK: Breaking down the Barriers and Diversifying the Climate movement, 3-4 May 2014
Join Campaign against Climate Change and Power Shift UK at UCL in May for an epic weekend of talks, strategy-building workshops and an opportunity to link up with groups and communities in a growing movement across the UK (and the world!)
Speakers confirmed from Friends of The Earth, Operation Noah, Fuel Poverty Action and many more.
Who is this event for?
The event is aimed at drawing together different individuals and community groups across the UK involved in the climate change movement.
Perhaps you don’t consider you or your group as fitting into this category but the work that you’re doing is an integral part in promoting healthier, sustainable alternatives in the UK and we’d like to celebrate what you’re doing and give you the opportunity to broaden your outreach further, while connecting you in with others who are also doing inspiring work.
A little bit about Power Shift UK – who we are and what we do
Global Power Shift kicked off in June 2013 with an international summit in Istanbul attended by 600 people from around the world. The week-long summit was the chance for people to refine skills, create personal bonds and community, share a global vision for change, and strategize how to organize different actions and similar summits back home. Now, in country after country events have begun kicking off across the world and we’re welcoming your involvement at our first UK event on May the 3rd and 4th!
This year’s theme: Breaking down the Barriers and Diversifying the UK movement
As part of Global Power Shift, Campaign Against Climate Change and Power Shift UK are working together to bring groups and individuals across the UK to network and share stories and ideas for action, and to challenge some of our assumptions about diversifying the movement.
Along with a range of inspiring speakers the weekend will have lots of dedicated Open Space time scheduled for you to share your stories and ideas for campaigns and actions, and to leave feeling more confident about broadening outreach to your communities and networks!
If you’d be interested in presenting a workshop or talk or facilitating one of our planning sessions we’d welcome your involvement. Please drop us a line and we’ll be in touch.
Confirmed speakers and workshop leaders … so far!
Asad Rehman – Friends of the Earth
George Barda – Occupy London/Reclaim the Power
Siobhan Grimes – Operation Noah and Climate Rush
Chris Church – Low Carbon Communities Network
Ian ‘KMT’ Solomon – May Project Gardens
Chris Johnstone – Author of Active Hope
Claire – Fuel Poverty Action
Afsheen Rashid – Repowering London – Community energy specialist
In addition Suzanne Dhaliwal (UK Tar Sands Network) and Liam Barrington Bush (solidarity activist/ journalist/facilitator in social change) will also be hosting a closed 4 hour group workshop for 12 participants focussing on ‘Re-centering Our Movement’ – an exploration of our relationship with campaigning and power. More details of the workshop can be found here.
Need help with travel and accommodation costs?
Our aim is to make Power Shift UK as accessible as possible. If you need help getting to or staying in London for the event then please indicate on the registration form, and we’ll be in touch!
Please share the event far and wide through your networks, and thanks for being a part of the Global Power Shift movement. We look forward to meeting you in London on May 3rd and 4th!
Emily, Claire, Lindsay, Susan, John, Fiona and the rest of the Power Shift UK / Campaign against Climate Change team