Events

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Standing on the Shoulder of Giants – A Tribute to Mandela – Let Freedom Ring! Amandla!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Standing on the Shoulder of Giants – A Tribute to Mandela – Let Freedom Ring! Amandla!

Let Freedom Ring! – from South Africa came the UK Training for Transformation Programme A celebration and Tribute to Nelson Mandela and the activist in South Africa who have both inspired and worked with the oppressed across the UK to ‘overcome’ injustice. How can we utilise popular education whilst living under capitalism to mitigate the erosion of critical consciousness. What can we do to arm ourselves to remain mindful of how our freedoms can be subverted? “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the...

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Sussex Activism Inspires! Effective Grassroots International Solidarity Presentation by Foil Vedanta

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014

Sussex Activism Inspires! Effective Grassroots International Solidarity Presentation by Foil Vedanta

“The road to justice is littered with obstacles, and encountering resistance is a necessary part of the journey. The ability to thrive in the face of adversity and opposition, however, is the true test of our character, and those of us who can persevere will surely make great contributions to global change.” Mattieu Dominic, Sussex Activism Inspires! blogger – read the blog following the ‘Effective Grassroots International Solidarity’ workshop.  This workshop presentation will be an incredibly useful tool for...

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‘A crescendo… of disclosure, celebration and sheer rebellion’ – SHAFTED?! The HIV Cabaret in Edinburgh

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014

‘A crescendo… of disclosure, celebration and sheer rebellion’ – SHAFTED?! The HIV Cabaret in Edinburgh

Reviews from the Pride Scotia 2014  Shafted?! show are pouring in! – watch this space for the film and further announcement of tour dates! TV Bomb Interview with Shafted?! Performer dan glass - “It’s taking a heavy issue and making it digestible. Fear is paralysing, so how can we talk about it and laugh about it and play with an issue?” dan glass - Thanks Callum Madge and all at TV Bomb! “During Pride Scotia 2014’s fringe festival came “Shafted?!” a modern Cabaret exploring HIV and Aids. Shafted?! is...

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The Politics of Mental Health – A Sussex Activism Inspires! Workshop by Alexandra Molano-Avilan

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014

The Politics of Mental Health – A Sussex Activism Inspires! Workshop by Alexandra Molano-Avilan

“Perhaps one of the least understood areas of human health today is mental health. Tremendous stigma and ignorance of mental health issues still exist all around the world. However, this is not the only challenge faced by mental health practitioners and activists. People with mental health issues are often the victims of political agendas and poor institutions that prevent them from receiving the kinds of support they need. Sussex alum Alex Molano Avilan gave us startling insight into the politics of mental health here in the UK. She...

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‘To thrive in the face of adversity is the true test of our character’… Report from Sussex Activism Inspires! 2014

Posted by on May 29, 2014

‘To thrive in the face of adversity is the true test of our character’… Report from Sussex Activism Inspires! 2014

“The road to justice is littered with obstacles, and encountering resistance is a necessary part of the journey. The ability to thrive in the face of adversity and opposition, however, is the true test of our character, and those of us who can persevere will surely make great contributions to global change.”  Excerpt from Mattieu Dominic Ramsawak – our brilliant student blogger during ‘Sussex Activism Inspires!’ - see all blogs here Thanks so much everyone who made ‘Sussex Activism Inspires!’ such an...

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