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When: Saturday 29th April 2017 10:30 – 17:30.

Where: Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, LS1 3HE.

What: 2016 was a year of profound change and political uncertainties, with a fairer and more sustainable world seeming ever more distant.

In response to this Leeds Beckett Students’ Union in partnership with Tidal and Leeds for Change (and supported by War on Want) are organising a public event where people can explore ideas, politics, and action for a progressive, sustainable, social future.

This is following on from past Summat events and run in a similar way. However Tidal will be having a different role this year. Tidal have passed the organisational baton this year and instead are going to be focusing all our attention on putting on a series amazing workshops and panels.

Tidal and Leeds for Change will be putting on different streams of panels and workshops, the Real Junk Food Project will be providing food, there will be a marketplace and an opening plenary.

We are mega excited to be hosting such a variety of workshops this year. Here is a sneak peak at the workshops coming up:
An Intro to Permaculture; how to overhaul urban food systems and create a new sustainable land management system // Another Food System is Possible // How do we tackle Air Pollution in Leeds? // Climate Justice // Handling Conflict // Challenging Stigma around Mental Health // What is Disability – Body or Society? // White Allyship, Power and Privilege // Bridges not Borders; Building a World Where No One is Illegal // Exploring Power // What’s going on in Rojava? // Migration Conversations // Resisting Border Controls in the University // Creating Strategies for Housing and Benefits Campaigners // Co-housing, a New Approach to the Housing Crisis // Hacking the Housing Crisis // What is a Social Strike? // Post Brexit Trade; Dodgy Deals in the Dark // Overcoming the Power of Student Debt // The Basic Income; a remedy for uncertainty and inequality in Post-Brexit Britain // Gauging & ‘Power Mapping’ Your Support // Spiritual Activism // Community Organising // Design Thinking as a Tool for Activism // Protecting Protest in Private Spaces // An Intro to Basic Blockading // Public Speaking // Blogging for Change // Is Non-violent Direct Action still Relevant? // Community Food Walk // Hypnosis as a tool for self care // Trauma in Activism and Embedded Solidarity //…And many more!

(If you have applied to run a workshop please remember to fill in and return the Speaker Form to Leeds Beckett Student Union – so that we can announce who will be running all these amazing sessions)

The Event is FREE! For a ticket please visit the Leeds Beckett SU website.