Educate, Agitate, Organise.

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Educate, Agitate, Organise.

2016 was a year of profound change and political uncertainties, with 2017 looking to follow suite.


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


We’ll be starting the day at 10:30 with an important Opening Panel discussion on how to 'Educate, Agitate, Organise against Hate and Fear?'

In light of current affairs, and a sudden call for a General Election, we are bringing together a panel of activists from across the UK to discuss the big strategies we need to shift popular opinion towards progressive alternatives and away from ‘Trumpism’, hate and fear.


Following this, from 11.30 there will be a huge variety of workshops to attend, these include:

  • Global Justice Leeds - Another Food System is Possible!

  • AVP Leeds - Handling Conflict

  • Carbon Conversations Leeds -  Climate Justice

  • UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside LGBT Group - Implications of Austerity on LGBT People in Public Services

  • Paul Redgraves - Cohousing - A New Approach To The Housing Crisis

  • Turning The Tide - Is Non-Violent Direct Action Still Relevant

  • Leeds Tidal / University of Leeds - Exploring Power

  • Leeds Friends of Rojava - What's Going on in Rojava, and What Can We Learn From it That Can Inspire us For Organising in Leeds?

  • Healthy Air Leeds / Friends of The Earth - How Do We Improve Air Pollution in Leeds?

  • HOPE Not Hate - Gauging & ‘Power Mapping’ Your Support

  • Leeds Coalition Against The War - Anti-Trump Protests

  • Leeds Permaculture Network -   Introduction to Permaculture – How to Overhaul Urban Food Systems and Create a New Sustainable Land Management System

  • Armineh Soorenian - What is Disability: Body Or Society

  • Global Justice Now - Post-Brexit Trade: Dodgy Deals In The Dark

  • The Collective Liberation Project / Make Change Happen / Beautiful Trouble UK -               Public Speaking

  • The Collective Liberation Project / Make Change Happen / Beautiful Trouble UK - White Allyship, Power and Privilege

  • Jubilee Debt Campaign - Overcoming the Power of Student Debt

  • Mindart - Introduction to Hypnosis: Myths, Benefits and Experience

  • Leeds Green Party - The Basic Income – A Remedy For Uncertainty and Inequality In Post-Brexit Britain

  • Peace Studies at Leeds Beckett - Protecting Protest in Privately Owned Spaces

  • Plan C Leeds - What is a Social Strike?: How do You Strike When Capital Owns Your Life

  • Shout Out -Challenging the Stigma and Improving Understanding About Mental Health

  • Tidal -    Blogging for Change

  • Tidal -    Spiritual Activism

  • Mariana Musset -Trauma in Activism & Embedded Solidarity

  • Unis Resist Border Controls -Resisting Border Controls in the University

  • Stop it! An Intro to Basic Blockading - Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament


Venue: Portland Building, City Campus

Type Democracy / Student Voice

Start Date Saturday 29-04-2017 - 10:00

End Date Saturday 29-04-2017 - 17:00

Contact Details

For further information please contact Alex Webster on


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