Gaining Power- Challenges Facing Activists

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Gaining Power- Challenges Facing Activists

Time: July 19, 2012 all day
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Website or Map: http://www.resourceforlondon.…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Maxine Moar
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2012

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Event Description

NatCAN and NCIA join forces to offer a day of discussion and debate that looks at the ways activists can make a difference Nationally and locally.

Agenda (rough so far)

10.00  Arrival and sign in

10.30 Welcome and introductions to the day - Penny Waterhouse and Maxine Moar

10.40 A World To Win followed by Question and Answers

11.30 Group session 

12.30 Lunch

1.15  Welcome back - a look the afternoons events -Penny Waterhouse

1.30 Activists panel and Questions and Answers 

2.30 Discussion groups on raised themes 

3.30 Final words, emerging issues and whats next?

4.00 Close and move to informal networking in a local public House

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Comment by Robbie Griffiths on July 20, 2012 at 17:18

Thanks to Maxine and Penny for organising such a magnificent event.

Comment by Maxine Moar on July 19, 2012 at 21:57

Hi all

I want to say hi and thanks to all who attended today. Best conference and most grounded event for years.Loved it and hope you all did too. 

Comment by trine moore on July 18, 2012 at 11:37

the lets crowdscource the world goals is a great idea, and...

theres many great ideas about and out there now,the thing is, what we actually meet when we go to the ATM or drop into the supermarket, anonymity and lost in the crowd,preoccupation and meeting others likewise entranced and distracted by the great attractor packaging, and runs on the banks, its rich...end of polemic!

hope the conference conferings confirm. 

and Lawrence sure we dont have to, but as said I'd prefer to be, its much more engaging,and theres the thing of giving, giving support to those who efforted to bring the conference together.. theres that, and tweets though interesting arent the same, fulfillment.

no i dont feel the title of the conference is an issue, rather, its a matter of what power is and how it ends up effecting youve said lawrence people matter, there or not, people matter...

and, people in power, maybe, have, lost, sight of that priority?

the value proceedings thats an interesting and worthy topic, worth focusing on, what value proceedings can we identify and whats our effective collective power?

and Lawrence im sure im not the only person who realises text to text is one thing, in person something else,

question is what else does person to person bring?


Comment by Phil Green on July 18, 2012 at 10:54

Hi all, thought the following looks perhaps relevant to Q&a following Aw2W tomorrow:

Jamie Drummond: Let's crowd-source the world's goals, Jun 2012 Video on (about 12 mins.)

Comment by Maxine Moar on July 15, 2012 at 9:34

Michael, sorry you can't be there but follow and tweet pls. Hash tag #GainingPower and yes we will let all have the outcomes

Comment by Laurence Grant on July 13, 2012 at 13:03

Trine, Like eerything in the current state we are all in, you don't have to be there as expressed to Michael and others - you can follow and contribute to the discussions in whichever way(s) you feel comfortable with.  Yet I would say that from some of your comments you feel that the title of the conference is an issue.  I would respond by saying that the content and people involved are the most important things here.  Perhaps you should consider attending anyway and bringing your ideas and value to the proceedings.



Comment by Laurence Grant on July 13, 2012 at 12:45

I think I saw you at yesterday's event at the King's House in Manchester.  I appreciate that this NatCAN event is London based (this time) but we wanted people UK-wide to know about it.  There will be others in the future across the country and also note that we have speakers from as far North as Inverness and beyond.  This is truly a national event open to all.  You can also follow the discussions on here on the NatCAN site, Twitter and the Grant Moar Communities website and Facebook page. More details to follow.  We welcome your contributions and comments to all of these.

Look forward to speaking again Michael



Comment by trine moore on July 13, 2012 at 11:46

the world cafe is a good idea.

re the rio quote, sorry...long forgotten who...apologies for not referencing.

and currently we ( theres about 50 of us are building links to africa and then the Eu, and we includes some 3500 others  mainly in the Americas.. the common themes is important for sure, enables identification.

yes the pharochial gene does,,, the h is added deliberately to indicate,dynasty,

the decadent luxury,,nicely put!

Personally I(WE) believe that there are many commonalities and equally much good practice and innovative thinking to be shared and developed.  This can only happen when people look beyond their own on!There aread huge synergistic advantages to deepening and broadening and moving to values commons,such shifts build cohesions


it is a way forward.


As to gaining power...still sounds sloganist and old,

Dynamic Fields.and interrelations.


re the 19th, id like to attend but...its how it feels.


Comment by Michael Anthony Snaith on July 13, 2012 at 10:56

Sadly I cannot attend this meeting as I am on benefits.  I am an internet campaigner via my facebook wall and often discussion do happen there.  Check me out please.  I would also be interested if there will be some report on this event and can it be shared?

Michael Anthony Snaith

Comment by Phil Green on July 9, 2012 at 9:20

Hi Laurence, tend to agree with you about the value of being open to and maybe learning from experiences from other countries. Have recently been involved with an online group attempting to encourage participation in activities and concerns around Rio+20 on a global network. Link here

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