All Welcome to friendly, supportive, interactive sessions
8th Nov. From Despair to Empowerment
Sharing our hopes, fears, frustrations enables us to keep going, avoid burn out, build trust, and create the strong and supportive relationships we need in the climate movement. We will emerge refreshed, inspired and re invigorated. based on Active Hope by Joanna Macy
15th Nov. How to talk about the climate after COP
Practise in talking persuasively to friends, colleagues, on stalls, to MPs , anyone. Skills of deep listening, bridge building across differences, de bunking Greenwash, challenging Government and fossil fuel companies and still offering hopeful possibilities
22nd Nov. Non Violent Direct Action N.V.D.A.
We will cover the following. Our long and noble world wide history. What makes NVDA successful? What’s your personal definition to guide your actions? Practical skills in actions.
29th Nov. De escalation techniques as part of Non Violent Action.
For individuals in heated conflict, angry members of the public, for groups and police in non violent actions, for ourselves when we get agitated. Skills and strategies to practice.
WHERE? Sumac Centre, 245, Gladstone St,NG7 6HX
WHEN? 7.15 till 9pm
WHO FOR? everyone welcome however new or experienced
An opportunity for community groups in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Derby focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. There will also be workshop focused on creating and maintaining a healthy culture within groups.
The event will begin with a bring and share lunch – please bring something to share (let us know if you have any dietary requirements). NB: Sumac’s kitchen is strictly vegan, but vegetarian food can be brought into the room we are meeting in, so long as it doesn’t go into the kitchen.
If you are part of a community group and would like to bring a short workshop/talk about a project you are running/have run please get in touch. Otherwise, come and be inspired.
We are running a similar event in Chesterfield on 23rd March. You are welcome to attend whichever event is more convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in.