Activism and me: Summer 2020
Time & Location
About The Event
Join The Consent Collective as we create a space for personal reflection after lockdown and consider the impact of lockdown on us and our activism work. Let's join together in person in the beautiful outdoors at Stanmer Park and give ourselves some space and time. We need this day for us at The Consent Collective, it's how we build, it's how we reflect, it's how we keep our aspirations bold, and it's how we do this work healthily. We've decided to create this day as an opportunity to reach out to other people who are also creating change in their own way. Let's support, learn from, and embolden each other.
Format for the day
11.00 - 11.30 Welcome
11.30 - 12.30 Group check in or the option for personal reflection
12.30 - 13.00 Lunch (Please bring your own picnic. The cafe in Stanmer Village will be open but will most likely be busy)
13.00 - 13.50 Group circle or personal reflection - the path ahead
13.50 - 14.00 Checking out
A note on the space
The Centre for Ecotherapy is an outdoor space inside Stanmer Organics in Stanmer Park. There are no buildings on the site, we will be outside for the duration of the workshop. Please bring suitable clothing for the elements (from suncream to rain coats). There are shady spots at the centre but if it's raining you will most likely get damp. There is a compost toilet on site.
We will limit the number of people who are able to attend this workshop and as the site is large and outdoors we will be able to maintain social distancing throughout the event. Hand sanitiser will be available (but please also bring some of your own). People are welcome to wear face masks if they wish to but we are not asking that people do so. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID 19.
Finding the venue
Parking - limited parking is available in Stanmer Village. A large public car park is available at the entrance to Stanmer Park and from there it's about a 25 min (1 mile) walk to Stanmer Organics. Stanmer Organics is behind the main house in Stanmer Park (follow the signs). There are building works currently taking place behind Stanmer House. Follow the signs to the right of these building works. As you enter Stanmer Organics, the centre for ecotherapy is the first site on the right.
Public transport - Falmer station is near the entrance of Stanmer Park and is a 35 min walk from The Centre for Ecotherapy.
Suitable clothing for 3 hours in the outdoors. All the food and drink that you'll need for the session. Any paper, pens, or other materials that you would like to work with to craft your ideas and make notes during the day. Any materials about your activism/organisation that you'd like to share with other participants.
Cancelling because of the weather
This summer we need to embrace the opportunity to meet in person outdoors and not let the weather put us off. So this event will still take place unless the weather is dangerously bad (think hurricanes rather than a bit of drizzle). If the forecast is bad we will contact you 24 hours before the event and offer refunds if we are not able to arrange for an alternative way to hold the event.
Am I an 'activist'?
Not everyone identifies with the word 'activist'. This session is for anyone who's trying to affect any kind of social change from reducing sexual harassment (which is where we centre our work at The Consent Collective) to improving the way we treat the environment, creating welcoming communities for refugees, tackling white supremacy, abelism, homelessness, homophobia, transphobia... We're all in this together and we all often face similar struggles and challenges. So why not also benefit from sharing some perspectives and learning with each other?
About our tickets:
We didn't build capitalism, but we have to participate with it. Everyone will have their own economic situation. Some of you will be able to get your work to pay for you to attend, others may not be able to attend if free spaces are not available. So we offer 4 different pricing structures for our tickets and we trust you to select the best fit for you. Standard tickets are £10. Concessions are £5. We have a limited number of 'Sponsored' tickets which are free of charge (please only choose this option if you could otherwise not afford to join us for the day). If you can afford to sponsor someone else's ticket then please select our 'Sponsor' ticket at £15. Our tickets include VAT.
If you have any questions about the event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Standard ticket£10VAT included£10VAT included0£0
- Concession£5VAT included£5VAT included0£0
- Sponsor£15VAT included£15VAT included0£0
- Sponsored ticket£0£00£0