Your first of six lessons is conducted by Headteacher Sarah Corbett explaining what she means by ‘gentle protest’ and the three most important foundations to be skilled gentle protesters.
This school encourages you to learn by watching and reflecting on the weekly vlogs, taking part in the homework, sharing your comments below (and on social media using #schoolofgentleprotest ) and finding ways to put your learning in to practice in your current situation. We encourage discussion between staff and students to help you with your learning process on your journey as a student because we believe that’s the best way to learn rather than being told everything from a teacher at the front of the class.
Your homework this week is to watch one or all three films below and read the chosen magazine. Whilst engaging with each resource, look for examples of where activists have used gentleness as a powerful tool to protest against injustices and technique to help create solutions for positive change in our world.
Share your research in the comments below and with @1215today and @Craftivists on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and add #SchoolOfGentleProtest to join the online discussion
1. Selma (film) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/
2. Lincoln (film) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/
3. Gandhi (film) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/
4. Sew one of five Stitch-able Changemakers whilst reflecting on how they threaded their values through their work protested with dignity and gentleness. You can download the PDFs to print onto card here:
Or buy letterpress printed ethical kits here: https://craftivist-collective.com/project-stitchable-changemakers
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See you soon for Lesson 2!:) x