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Scroll through to read a collection of blogs from Campaign Bootcamp's archive.
Bootcamp grads join forces to #KeepKenHome
This month Bootcamp grad Ken had his asylum claim rejected. I spoke to Nadia and Michelle, two of three graduates who met Ken at Bootcamp 15, and decided to organise a protest outside the Home Office.
5 tips on how to respond to critical feedback as an activist
Have you been criticised as an activist or campaigner? Read on below for my tips on how to deal with criticism constructively.
Venues for trainings, meetings, and organising
We know it can be tricky finding accessible spaces at a reasonable cost for trainings, meetings and organising, so we’ve put together a list of useful venues for you to check out!
10 Places to find Campaigning and Activism Books in the UK
Independent bookshops often support us in our creativity and community building; they offer a place for folks to convene in ways that the internet does not.
10 Top Reads for Activists and Campaigners
Read on for a rundown of ten books for activists suggested by the Campaign Bootcamp team - offering new perspectives, stories and advice.
Assistive Technology and Disability Campaigning
Bootcamp graduate Kush was recently named one of the most influential BAME people in tech in the UK. We spoke to him about the future of Assistive Technology and campaigning for disability rights.
Tips and Tricks for Participatory and Empowering Facilitation
Bootcamp Lead Trainer Nim Ralph has helped create a wonderful toolkit for facilitators as part of their work with Transgender Europe.
Survivor Activism: BME Survivors Build Campaign Coalition in Response to Funding Cuts
Fundraising is something we tend to do as sole campaigners or charities, but in an unusual move, five groups came together to raise funds for BME women's services in the UK last month.
Bootcamp grads stage theatrical protest in solidarity with Iraq
Bootcamp grads Ibtehal and Sophie staged a theatrical protest at British Museum last month, calling attention to the museum's links to oil and gas company BP and the effects of oil extraction in Iraq.
5 Most Asked Questions for Trainers
I chatted with Erika from Training for Change about the top five questions she is asked by people curious about what it’s like to be a trainer.
Ain’t no lie, baby (I’m) bi bi bi
As a bisexual (bi) woman and an ally to everyone in the LGBTQ+ community, I’m looking forward to 23rd September - Bisexual Visibility Day.
Sexual harassment shouldn’t be part of a good night out
Bootcamp grad Ester works with the Good Night Out campaign, to train pub, bar and late-night venue staff to respond to sexual harassment. I went to one of their trainings last month to check it out!
Eight sites that have kick-ass online resources
There’s a wealth of resources out there, you just have to know where to look. So to save you some of the searching and digging around the internet, I’ve listed eight below so that you can get started!
Mental Health and Madness
I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health recently. One of the groups of people we prioritise in our Everyday Activism local training programme are those with lived experience of mental health.
Top Tips for Making a Campaign Video from Your Smartphone
Get tips on how to make great campaign videos from Bootcamp 12 trainers!
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