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The Bootcamp team are out of the office

The Bootcamp team is taking a bit of break this summer. We've made the tough decision to place the majority of the staff team on furlough in June and July.

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Interview with Last: Community work during COVID-19, gender and role models

Bootcamp graduate Last was interviewed by PapalargeOnline this month about her work making food in her home kitchen for asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds during lockdown.

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Bootcamp talks to Maria: Trans rights, Imposter Syndrome and Stand-Up Comedy

We interviewed Bootcamp graduate Maria about their campaigning journey as an award-winning activist, speaker and current work at Stonewall. Listen below:

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Bootcamp Community Spotlight: Theatre, self-care and solidarity networks

This month we are sharing more brilliant things our community have been doing to create moments of solidarity, self-care and community online during this time. Have a look and enjoy!

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Activist takeover: 10 things I learned about using Insta stories for campaigns

This week Nim did an activist takeover of performer Travis Alabanza's instagram. It was their first time using insta stories for campaigning... here's what they learned from the experience.

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‘Rest in complete peace and power’: A tribute for Shaun Mitchell

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Shaun Mitchell, a member of our community, has passed away. To honour their memory, we have collected tributes from activists who knew them.

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10 ways the Bootcamp community is responding to COVID-19

We’ve been keeping an eye out for all the brilliant work our community members have been doing to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a roundup of what they have been up to!

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“Reach out to the lone working mums out there”: Motherhood, self-care and solidarity

Bootcamp graduate Shaira reflects on how life has changed for her and her community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers some tips for self-care and solidarity.

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Everyday Activism participants speak out about how COVID-19 is affecting asylum seekers in the UK

Everyday Activism campaigners Joan and Loraine have been speaking out about their experiences during lockdown, and the difficulty of not being allowed to work during this crucial time.

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Fighting for Prisoner Rights: Prisons, Abolition and COVID-19

Jodie, a graduate of our most recent Bootcamp, shares her experience campaigning for prisoner rights and abolition in the midst of COVID-19. She also tells us about her new project, 'Our Empty Chair':

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An update from Campaign Bootcamp: all in-person trainings have been suspended

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, we have made the decision to suspend all in-person training until further notice. We will not be running residential Bootcamps until 2021.

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Top resources for running online trainings

Here are some great online resources, compiled by Bootcamp lead trainer Nim, on how to run a great online training!

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Post online training application and follow up: Top tips

What happens next? When your online training is coming to an end, how to you ensure participant engagement, evaluation and reflection? Nim shares their top tips in the final part of their blog-series.

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Running an engaging online training: Top tips

How do you stop people zoning out during an online training? How can you read facial expressions and body language when everyone is sat behind a screen? Here are Nim's top tips:

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Building trust in online trainings: Top tips

How do you build trust online? Bootcamp lead trainer Nim shares their top tips and tricks for 'building the container' in a virtual setting, including some great virtual icebreakers:

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