(Dis?)Ability 2: Let’s talk about political activism and inclusion

Welcome to the second lesson of the online course (Dis?)Ability, in which we will explore ways to increase accessibility in activism and event organising. In this second lesson you will learn about political activism and inclusion, and ways in which we can make political activism more accessible. Let yourself be inspired by the actions Cécile is sharing in the video <3

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So was our Accessible and Inclusive Event Organizing: collaborative tools and tactics in practice

From the 27th of September and until October 3rd, a large number of youths residing in several European countries but my many different backgrounds came together in Quecke, an anti-discriminatory & self-organized queer feminist seminar house, in northeastern Brandenburg about an hour and half away from Berlin, Germany. The young activists came together in many enriching discussions where ideas and experiences were shared, that were the basis for the collective creation of practical tools that will challenge the ways in which we exercise our activism and organise events, making them more accessible to all. We had a whole a week of horizontal learning processes that included several workshops that were followed by avid discussion spaces that strengthened our networks of support and solidarity.

We developed collectively a myriad of communication skills that will aid us in the future in the process of expressing all of our inclusion needs and to negotiate around them to find ways to fulfill these needs so that our way of experiencing our activism and organising events is done in an inclusive and mindful manner. We learned together and empowered one another by sharing processes that were vital part of ample space we created during this week, a space where a diversity of ideas, as long rest and renewal also took place.

(Dis?)Ability

(Dis?)Ability: An Online Course Fostering Accessibility in Youth Grassroots Groups

Introduction

What?

(Dis?)Ability is an online course that explores ways to increase accessibility in activism and event organising. The course is divided in 5 lessons that tackle topics such as accessibility, inclusivity, disability justice, privilege and oppression in youth activist movements. It also aims to create a space to reflect about self-organized events and spaces in terms of access and inclusivity. These lessons will provide tools to challenge existing barriers in these spaces and to incentivise a move towards dismantling them.

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‘Autonomous Passage’ release party!

‘Accessibility is a must’ – a preview of the very new brochure of EYFA “Autonomous Passage”!

Party? In the pandemic? Only online! ESC volunteers are honored to present the digital version of the new EYFA publication. They will share with you some behind the curtain details about the process of collecting the contribution, selection and the final outcome. They will read the fragments and show the amazing collages.

Bring your own favorite drink, save 90 minutes, connect with us the way you like it – no pressure for the cameras on or forced questions. All participants are beautiful! Write to eyfa[at]eyfa to get the link to jitsi.

November the 18th, at 6 pm.

Illustration by: Ciel Incarnadine alchemicum.com

‘How to be an ally?’

European Solidarity Corps volunteers are back!

Come to our workshop ‘How to be an ally?’ This is the 2nd part for people who participated in the previous one. If you have not though please contact us. Registration – eyfa[at]eyfa.org.

When? September the 9th. How long? 2 hours. Please get familiar with the current Covid-19 regulation in New Yorck.

Ella Baker School in conversation with Alicia Garza, Co founder of Black Lives Matter

Ella Baker School in conversation with Alicia Garza, Co founder of Black Lives Matter

We are delighted to announce that the Ella Baker School will be joined by Alicia Garza, co- founder of Black Lives Matter on September 9th 2021, 7pm BST over Zoom.

Alicia’s book titled The Purpose of Power will be published in paperback in the UK and the Ella Baker School will be in conversation with her discussing key themes in the book. Following on with Q&A.

Sign up and please do share details of this event.
Registration link:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/ella-baker-school-in-conversation-with-alicia-garza-co-founder-of-black-lives-matter?nowrapper=true

Start: Thursday, September 09, 2021 • 7:00 PM • British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)

End: Thursday, September 09, 2021 • 9:00 PM • British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)

Moving towards an accessible future –

ESC project presents a series of events run by EYFA volunteers

Any types of barriers – to start from the stairs, through the language and way of communicating/participating to end up with technical obstacles. And the structural ones! Economical, cultural, legal. Is the activism place for white, cis and abled bodies only?

Let’s proof together it is not. Let’s talk, learn and investigate how to increase the accessibility in our movements. Let’s hang out to build the connections, we are stronger together.

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