A new local training programme designed to give people the skills and confidence to run their first campaign.

We started developing Everyday Activism when demand for the Campaign Bootcamp residential training programme grew dramatically in late 2015. We conducted lots of research, polling and testing and found huge appetite for resisting injustice, along with a variety of barriers that stop people accessing training. We realised that no matter how accessible we make the residential training, there will always be people who can't take a week out of their lives to learn how to campaign.

Everyday Activism trains groups of people most impacted by injustice in campaigning skills and strategies. Trainings take place in the communities where participants live, and the structure of the training sessions (length and number of sessions, dates, location) is tailored to the needs of the group. Participants received up to 28 hours of training, with additional sessions/support calls after the training period finishes. We have a team of three trainers who are based in Yorkshire, the West Midlands and London.

As part of this programme we’re eager to work with people who currently feel excluded from decisions made about their lives. At the moment we’re looking to support people who don’t or can’t access existing campaign with a particular focus on:
- Refugees/asylum seekers and migrants
- Working class and low income people
- BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) people/people of colour

If you're interested in getting involved with the programme pop in your info below.

What you learn on Everyday Activism

Planning your campaign

How to plan a powerful campaign.

Researching your campaign

How to figure out who has the power to put things right, and how to persuade them.

Organising your campaign

How to work with other people to build a powerful campaign which makes real change happen.

Getting support for your campaign

How to get lots of people joining your campaign, and stay involved.

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The team

Grace Jeremy

Trainer

Grace has been working as an activist, advocate and educator for a decade, with a background in mental health, disability and youth rights. They have held positions with multiple mental health organisations and movements. Grace’s activism focuses mainly on tackling the social determinants of poor mental health, seeing mental health as something that is cultural, political and social, not just medical. Graduating from Bootcamp 10, Grace is passionate about ensuring that activism is accessible to everyone. When they aren't campaigning you can find them painting and looking after plants.

Karen Larbi

Trainer

Karen is a trainer, facilitator and consultant, previously working at the NUS as a Campaigns Assistant and Rethink Mental Illness on the Time to Change campaign. She founded POC In Nature, a space for people of colour to explore the healing power of nature, and is Co-Founder of support group Black Woman Heal United Kingdom, for women of African descent. Karen is a lay member of Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility, and is interested in activist self-care, healing justice, alternative spiritualities, and intersectional, trauma-informed approaches to mental health.

Nazmeen Bi

Programme Manager

Nazmeen has spent 13 years working in the charity sector, including for Save the Children, The Children’s Society and a local Children’s hospice in the Midlands. With a background in Social Policy and Youth and Community work, Nazmeen spent her youth rebelling against everything her mum taught her about sewing, cooking and being the best she could be and now spends her adulthood trying her best to do all three! “Everything that motivates me now is because of my childhood experiences and my upbringing and I am incredibly grateful for that.”

Sue Balcomb

Trainer

Sue was the England Director for Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme for 8 years and comes to Bootcamp with over 30 years’ experience of running  and delivering projects in both the statutory and voluntary sector in the UK and Latin America. A passionate campaigner, Sue uses community development principles and practice to challenge injustice and be part of creating change with marginalised communities. Sue works on the Everyday Activism programme.