Thursday, 27 January 2011

Art of Protest

A Workshop for Change

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Saturday 29th January 2011

Pilot's Row, Community Centre, Rossville Street.

This Saturday Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign (FEIC) is holding its annual activist workshop coinciding with the anniversary of Bloody Sunday. 'Art of Protest' will see human rights and peace activists gather to reflect on what is effective/affective practice in an age where hope of radical change seems to have all but evaporated.

What works? What doesn't work? Why does it work? How does it work?

The workshop is open to everyone, those already active and those thinking of taking a first step.

With an emphasis of creative intervention it’s an opportunity to both look at the big picture and create space for a creative exchange of approaches and ideas. Among the campaigns represented will be activists from the flotilla to Gaza, the Derry to Gaza medical aid convoy, Shell to Sea, Shannon Watch and the film maker Jen Marlow whose latest film, 'One Family In Gaza' is being screened earlier in the week in the Nerve Centre (Wednesday 26th Jan, 8pm).

Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign (FEIC) is a non party affiliated group of citizens, academics, and human rights activists who are committed to non-violent protest, participative democracy and working to ensure that the peace process extends into the ethics of how our city-region shapes its local economy so that our peace is not built at the expense of the peace of others across the globe.