Activism@SRC / #IWILL
Young Women’s Activism Programme #IWill @ SRC
We are so excited to announce that we are launching our brand new Young Women’s Activism Training programme!
If you are a woman in Suffolk aged between 17-20 and you’re interested in feminism, human rights, activism and campaiging, then this programme just might be for you!
What is the # I Will project?
The I Will Project is a national project that aims to engage young people in youth social action- to make a positive difference to themselves, others or their environment. Currently only 4 in 10 young people consider themselves to be taking part in meaningful social action!
We know the value of having women’s voices at the centre of projects and decision making can contribute to an equal society and end gender inequality. So, we’re calling on young women in Suffolk to come and join us on this programme!
What will our programme look like?
The programme will provides young women in Suffolk with a variety of skills needed to be a successful activist- including using social media, talking to the media (press releases and radio appearances) alongside confidence building exercises and effective monitoring and evaluating. Even more importantly, we want to provide a safe, encouraging feminist community for the young women of Suffolk- something that isn’t available right now!
The Programme will consist of 6 workshops:
- Finding your motivation
- Building a base
- Making a change
- Taking action
- Pitching a campaign
- And will also include a 2 day ‘Activism and Self Care Festival’, planning meetings, and active campaigning in the local community.
If you are passionate about ending gender based violence, if you’re eager to learn new skills and would like to develop your understanding of how activism and working within the community, then we’re ready to hear you from you!
Applications for this programme are now open but will close on Friday 14th May!
2021 Online sessions: (6-9pm)
Session 1: Thursday 10th June
Session 2: Thursday 24th June
Session 3: Thursday 15th July
Session 5: Thursday 23rd September
Session 6: Thursday 28th October
Possible in person session (covid dependant) 10am-4pm
Session 4: Monday and Tuesday August 22nd/23rd
2022 Sessions: (times TBC)
Session 7: Thursday 13th January
Planning evening: Thursday 10th February
Session 8: Saturday 12th March
To apply please click here.
Please note that support may be available to support young women to access this programme. Please provide us with any access requirements during the application process.
There is still time to sign-up to join us this evening for our monthly Wellbeing Workshop tonight from 7pm to 8pm!
We will be joined by Lisa Reynds who will be a facilitating a Self-Love, Personal Power and Boundary Setting workshop.