Thursday, 30 July 2020 - 5:30pm

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When you think about activism, what springs to mind? Signing petitions, 'clicktivism', loud and aggressive ways of demanding justice? Well, there are many more ways we can do activism. Join Sarah Corbett, an award winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow, to find out more. Sarah is the founder of the global Craftivist Collective inspiring individuals, groups and organisations in the act of craftivism (craft + activism) using her unique 'Gentle Protest' methodology. Sarah's work has helped change law, policies as well as hearts and minds around the world.

At this virtual gathering, Sarah will describe how to use craft as a tool for a slower, quieter and more intimate form of activism rooted in neuroscience and positive psychology. Craftivism uses the process of craft to help the changemaker engage deeply and thoughtfully in social change issues and uses the handmade objects as either encouraging gifts for decision-makers or small pieces of provocative street art. 

You are encouraged to bring your own handicraft activity, or paper to doodle on or colouring in, to use your hands whilst you listen to this session, followed by a discussion at the end. Using our hands, head and heart together can really help us engage more deeply in this new knowledge to help us be the most effective and kind changemakers our world needs.

To join this free session email lucy.adam@barnwoodtrust.org and we will send you all the information you need to take part (please note this event will take place on Zoom).

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