From Transition Network: Green but mostly White. Why?
Join Transition member Nick Anim to explore the ways in which racism impacts upon our work within the UK Transition movement.
Ethnicity is widely acknowledged to be an important determinant in the harmful impacts of climate and ecological crises in space and time. Yet, a snapshot of environmental groups and organisations in the multicultural societies of Western countries such as the UK reveals a striking affliction of ‘diversity deficiency syndrome’. Why? Find out how prominent environmental movements such as the Transition Network can address this long-standing problem by deepening their understanding and applying practical organising tools.
Tuesday 8th December, 7-9pm. Free tickets here Please share and spread the word.
Free course on collaborative community organising
Following Nick Anims short two hour workshop exploring themes of race, we have a longer course that we are offering Transition Group members starting in January 2021.
This course involves a deeper exploration of how we understand power and difference in our communities, and how we can organise our Transition Groups to be more inclusive, or less exclusive, by building alliances and partnerships with a more diverse range of groups. It will help you understand the ways the system crises we are facing affect us all differently, depending on our ethnicity, class or gender and how we can successfully bridge these different experiences to build community groups that are inclusive and socially just.
This course is free and for up to 2 members in your Transition Group. Details and info here. Application deadline 16th December.
Transition Bounce Forward – How to ask Good ‘What if” Questions
For those of you that didn’t make it check out this beautiful visual recording our ‘How to ask good What if? questions webinar. You can see the full talk here.
A message from Community Energy
Dear Transition Leominster,
As part of our campaign for a Community Energy Revolution, we will be hosting a webinar to explore the barriers facing community energy and explain our proposed solution: the Local Electricity Bill.
The webinar will take place via Zoom at 7pm on 9th December and we would really like you to attend. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Local Electricity Bill and how you can take action to help it become law. Steve Shaw, Director of Power for People, will also be answering any questions you may have about the Bill and our campaign for it.
If you are interested in attending the webinar, please reply with a simple ‘yes’ and we will remind you about it nearer the time. Please also forward this email to any friends, family, neighbours and colleagues that you think would be interested.
Join us at 7pm on 9th December using the link and passcode below.
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81590391498?pwd=QzZnVGpDeEVTTnNqUk5Ca2YyZEx1QT09 Meeting ID: 815 9039 1498 Passcode: 130702
Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. All the best, Rupert Meadows Campaigner
Regards from Annie. pp Transition Leominster – email@example.com