The Campaigns Field is the centre of politics and protest at the Gathering – bringing together activists and academics, and raising awareness around diverse social and environmental justice issues. Every day is jam packed with discussions and workshops, with up to six sessions happening at once.
The Speakers’ Forum & Radical Cinema occupy a corner of the field, offering in-depth info, inspiration and debate from the likes of #PlasticFree campaigner Natalie Fee and Jojo Mehta of #StopEcocide.
You’ll find great places to hang out and discuss the things you care about in the Campaigns Field. There’s recycling, upcycling & waste-minimising at the Clean Stream Centre. There’s Veggies Vegan Catering Campaign with cookery workshops in the Food For A Future tent (the BEST veggie burgers are here). Evenings are owned by the solar-powered Radical Wales DIY open mic stage: come along, have a go!
There’s a packed programme of Workshops in one of our lovely Lotus Domes, and in 2019 the Campaigns Field hosted a Women’s Tent, Queer Space, Travellerspace, Hedge-U-cation, Solar Sewing with the Campaign For Real Events, South West Against Nuclear and various campaign stalls.
Topics covered in the Campaigns Workshops include:
- Environment: climate change, fracking, GM
- Civil liberties: undercover policing, big data, surveillance
- International relations: Palestine, the war on terror and the refugee crisis
- Animal rights: hunting, badger culls, vivisection, veganism
- Infrastructure: nuclear power, renewable energy, sustainable development
… and a whole heap more besides.
CAMPAIGNS WORKSHOP DOME 2019…
10am. Austerity, The Cuts, Welfare Reforms and Disability Rights
11am. Land For What? Land Justice Network
Noon. What does the far right look like in Wales today?
1pm. How to close down a nuclear bomb factory!
2pm. Activist Media Strategy
3pm. Palestine: School-kids and Onions: for young people and teens
4pm. Solidarity: radical care and accountability for social movements
5pm. The real costs of externalising Europe’s borders
10am. Social Movements as Radical Learning Spaces
11am. 25 Years after the Zapatista Uprising: Phases of the Struggle
Noon. Why non-violence doesn’t protect the climate justice movement
from state and corporate subversion
1pm. Hinckley C & Nuclear Guardianship: what you can do
2pm. How does Media influence public opinion?
3pm. Ecological Revolution in NE Syria: Make Rojava Green Again
4pm. Bloody birth of capitalism: Witch Trials, Midwives & the Commons
5pm. Patients Not Passports: resisting the hostile environment
10am. The Politics of Birth
11am. 25 Years after the Zapatista Uprising: Thinking Otherwise
Noon. Overcoming our internal neoliberal monster
1pm. How to close down an Arms Fair!
2pm. What would a democratic media policy look like?
3pm. trans awareness and inclusion; avoiding hostility and alienation
4pm. What does a real democracy look like?
5pm. Pro Choice Activism