The Organising training series is for anyone interested in building their activist skills across Friends of the Earth or the wider climate movement. It aims to build capacity in our collectives and broader movement.
Sign up to the series for updates and resources after each session. Whether you're able to attend or not, you can recieve the content from the workshops and stay in touch with any changes and communications on the topics of upskilling.
The workshops will run every second Tuesday 6pm-8pm with dinner provided, subject to changes for campaigning purposes.
Back to the basics of organising! We’ll kick off the series by diving into looking at the systems of power upholding our current society and draw on simple frameworks we can utilise to understand how we can be effective in our organising. RSVP here.
What does relational organising look like? Join this session to learn about the power of one on one conversations in collective building and why relationships are the foundation of everything we do. Facilitation is a skill we use regularly in our collectives. This is an opportunity to also spend time reflecting on what makes a good facilitator and how we can improve our skills to get more out of our meeting processes. RSVP here.
Who is our base, and how effectively does our team work together? We’ll investigate how people are currently engaging with our collectives, discuss the role of leadership in movement building and what we can do to strengthen, expand and enhance our collectives. RSVP here.
What role do narratives play in movement building? The messages we use to communicate drive our campaigns, but we can also utilise our own story as a tool to organise. This workshop utilises formats of storytelling which connect our individual experience to our community. The interactions we have with people can move them to action if we approach the exchange with an awareness of how to best connect with people on issues. RSVP here.
As we build alliances with impacted communities, unions, and across FoE collectives, we can draw on the wisdom of movements from the past. What is involved in coalition building and how we can prepare our collective to engage with other groups behind common concerns? RSVP here.
#6: Aug 1 - White Supremacy Culture with guest facilitator Imo
Imo and a group of their peers founded the Racial Justice Learning collective at Tomorrow Movement, an educational space led by People Of Colour, open to anyone committed to critically engaging with racial justice content and organising.
#7: Aug 29 - Mid way reflection on learnings
This is an opportunity to look back at the months of content in part one of the organising series. How are we adapting the learnings from the workshops into the practices of our current work?
Sept 12: TRANSPORT EQUITY WEEK ACTION ORGANISING
Transport Equity Week is happening September 17-23, lead by the Sustainable Cities collective. FoEM collectives will be joining organising behind this call for transport equity as an integral element of climate justice.
#8: Sept 26 - Climate Justice & Intersectionality with guest facilitators Jess & Kirsty Pt 1
How do we build solidarity with climate impacted marginalised communities through an intersectional feminist lense? with guest facilitators Jess Tran & Kirsty Lau. RSVP here.
#9 Oct 25 (Wednesday) - Intersectional feminist Climate Justice Visioning with guest facilitators Jess & Kirsty Pt 2
The most just, resilient, powerful, intersectional movements have a strong sense of solidarity. The purpose of this workshop is to apply our feminist climate justice learnings to our collective work. RSVP here.