School Of Gentle Protest // Week 6: Careful Protest

  This week we are focusing on ‘Careful Protest’ as a vital part of the activism toolkit; not to replace other forms of protest but to help strengthen campaigns. It’s about being caring towards everyone we interact with in our protests, from the victims to the perpetrators (and everyone in between). And also being careful … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 6: Careful Protest

School Of Gentle Protest // Week 5: Intriguing Protest

    A message from Headteacher Corbett: “In order to be convincing, in order to be persuasive, we have to be… intriguing.” Says Fashion Designer, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution and this week’s Visiting Professor, Orsola De Castro. This week in the School of Gentle Protest we are looking at ‘Intriguing Protest’ as … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 5: Intriguing Protest

Polly Pollet, the Female Body and the Power of the Pen

When faced with adversity, what do you do? If Polly Pollet was with you, she’d probably tell you to pick up a ballpoint and draw. On paper, or a wall. Or the back of a skateboard. The Belgian artist has made ballpoint drawings her signature – and her weapon. In her latest project, Polly hopes … Continue reading Polly Pollet, the Female Body and the Power of the Pen

School Of Gentle Protest // Week 4: Quiet Protest

    “It’s not always those who shout the loudest who get the prizes in life.” Says Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction UK the incredible shareholder activism charity. This week in the School of Gentle Protest we are looking at ‘Quiet Protest’ as a vital part of the activism toolkit, not to replace louder … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 4: Quiet Protest

School Of Gentle Protest // Week 2: Inner Protest

    Before we ask other people to change their actions, behaviour or views we need to start by seeing if we need to change our ways too. That can be uncomfortable, which is why handicrafts can be a great, comforting tool to help us reflect deeply and critically whilst also crafting something that fits … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 2: Inner Protest

School Of Gentle Protest // Week 1: Gentle Protest

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 … Continue reading School Of Gentle Protest // Week 1: Gentle Protest

Why We Need To Protest Gently

In an age of slacktivism & clicktivism, we need gentle protest more than ever The list of issues that need to be addressed in the world today is seemingly impossible. From large corporations exploiting workers to swell their profit margins or politicians instigating divisive and destructive policies, to the small, everyday acts of discrimination carried out … Continue reading Why We Need To Protest Gently

Sign Up To The School Of Gentle Protest!

A message from Headteacher Corbett of The School Of Gentle Protest If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair then shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? Yet, activism often conjures up quick transactional signing of petitions, clicktivism, slacktivism or loud and aggressive ways to demand justice. These ways often build walls … Continue reading Sign Up To The School Of Gentle Protest!

In the Face of Trumpaggeddon, We’ve Recruited A Cartoonist

The past few tumultuous months elude simple description. Phrases such as ‘post-truth’, ‘alternative facts’ and ‘oh God, what’s he done now’ are now part and parcel of the news. The more melodramatic amongst us can be heard uttering notions of ‘Trumpaggeddon’.    The need for satire In these baffling times, a purposefully distorted notion of … Continue reading In the Face of Trumpaggeddon, We’ve Recruited A Cartoonist

Bye Bye Barack

A List of 8 Key Moments In Obama’s Presidency   From his inauguration in January 2009, Barack Obama has been a surprisingly divisive figure among the American people, despite being loved by many around the world. But, while some motivations were more personal, others disagreed with his policies or had little faith in his big … Continue reading Bye Bye Barack