If you need any information on the day, call 07791352528.Please note that this has changed from a two day to a one day event in a new venue due to unforeseen circumstances, we apologise for any inconvenience. The venue is now The Chapel, at All Hallows Church (a short walk away from LUU).
10.30-12pm An Introduction to Social Ecology
Social Ecology is a critical social theory founded by American anarchist and libertarian socialist author Murray Bookchin. Conceptualised as a critique of current social, political, and anti-ecological trends, it espouses a reconstructive, ecological, communitarian, and ethical approach to society. Come along for a introductory session, led by Fede.
12–1pm Bring a dish to share and informal Intro to Green Action over lunch
Green Action is the oldest student co-operative in the country and has been empowering students, university staff and community members to take practical sustainable action for over 22 years. From making ethical food available and affodable in our food co-op shop, to growing on our allotment, to organising direct actions and planning towards creating a student housing co-operative, we have lots going on! Come along to find out how we got here, and what we’re doing now that you can get involved in! Also bring a dush to share and together we can make a feast!
1-5pm Seeds for Change Consensus workshop (limited to 25 people, sign up on day)
Consensus decision making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group. Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, a group using consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with. Seeds for Change is a workers’ co-operative who have a lot of expertise and experience in delivering workshops and training. You’ll have a chance to try out your new skills in Green Action meetings, where we use consensus decision making.
5-6pm Food provided by Green Action (suitable for vegans, pay as you feel)
There will be space to chat, share food and relax. You are also welcome to bring food to share, there will be a kitchen area available to heat up food.
6-8pm We the Uncivilised film showing, with introduction from the Filmmakers, Pete and Lily
Disillusioned by a cultural story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long journey around the UK, searching for the seeds of an alternative culture and with it hope for the future.
We follow the filmmakers’ quest on this intimate journey as they speak to grassroots activists alongside the pioneering voices of Satish Kumar(editor of The Ecologist), Polly Higgins (ecocide lawyer), Bruce Parry(explorer), Martin Shaw (founder of School of Myth), Jewels Wingfield(ecofeminist), Mac Macartney (founder of Embercombe), Simon Fairlie(editor of The Land), Peter Owen Jones (clergyman, presenter), Glennie Kindred (author and artist), and the late Patrick Whitefield(permaculturist)
‘wetheuncivilised, A Life Story’, is a grassroots documentary film project that seeks to challenge the ‘civilised’ story of separation. We move through the themes of Birth, Land, Activism, Belief, Community, Wisdom, Grief and Death, looking at the points in our lives when we have an opportunity to tell a new story, and to step into an ‘uncivilised’ world of relationship, connection and belonging.
Watch the tralier for a sneak peak preview of this amazing film:https://vimeo.com/
8-9pm Community Circle led by Film Makers Lily and Pete
A chance to reflect on the experience of watching the film and to share (or just listen to) any thoughts, feelings, emotions or favourite moments that we expeirences during the screening.
9pm onwards – Let’s continue the evening in a near-by venue of our choice!
- Date/time: Sat 8 October, 6:00 pm
- Venue: All Hallows Church, Leeds 24 Regent Terrace, LS6 1NP Leeds
- Address: All Hallows Church, Leeds 24 Regent Terrace, LS6 1NP Leeds
- Venue website: http://allhallowsleeds.org/