The gathering will provide a chance to discuss how we can use the project to mobilise mass student action, and get more students involved while sustaining a radically minded campaign. There will be so many ways we can do this, which is why the weekend will see multiple working groups form to take on long term projects of engaging activism in people's chosen areas, be it the arts, research, media, action support, or whatever. Bring all your ideas and together we can turn them into action! By the end of the weekend we should have clear plans for action, and have a strategy for how we can ensure that students play an integral role in the fight against climate change.
In addition to forming strategies for this new project, the gathering will also include an opportunity to gain advice from well known experts of climate change, who will be present as guest speakers. There will also be an invaluable opportunity to socialise with fellow activists, share ideas and reflect.
The project was formed out of discussions held at the Camp For Climate Action at Heathrow this summer. The Camp was the biggest and most widely recieved anti-climate change event on record, but there was an acknowledgement that there were not as many students present as there might have been. The Student Climate Project gives us the chance to engage students, and put student activism where it historically belongs: at the forefront of all major social struggles.
We need to ask you all two things: Firstly, come to the event! Bring your friends and fellow activists. The whole project is by students for students, and so the more people who get involved the more effective it will be. Secondly, please help us publicise the event. Tell as many people as possible, but also PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FLYERS IN YOUR UNIVERSITY AT FRESHERS FAIRS AND AFTER IN SOCIETIES ETC (see contact details below).
To find out more information, tell us you're coming, get hold of any information, or get involved with the planning of the gathering itself, email the firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can make this movement grow!