Create a better society this bank holiday at Leeds Met
The informal half day course, which is open to everyone and runs from 11am to 5pm in the Portland Building room 210 at the University's city campus, aims to address how non-violent action can bring about social change.
Organiser, Dr Rachel Julian, Community Activist and Lecturer in Peace Studies at Leeds Metropolitan, said: "Given the increasing number of social issues we are seeking to address in the UK, it is reasonable to expect that there are conflicts within and among them. This course has been put together for those who feel passionately about it, who want to build a social movement to address them, or understand how they work.
"Knowing how to build a social movement, overcoming the challenges, how to keep going when it seems too difficult, and how to celebrate the small victories will all be explored from both theoretical and practical starting points. Participants will have the chance to discuss why social movements are important and understand the role they play in creating a community based on social justice. Everyone is welcome to come and share ideas on how we can build movements to help us create the society we want to live in."
Speakers on the day include Mil Rai, editor of Peace News, Sylvia Boyes, activist from trident Ploughshares, Dave Webb, Chair of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Emeritus Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, and Dr Rachel Julian.