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Weaving Our Own Web: Using the Internet to Campaign Effectively & Strengthen Our Groups

A Peace News dayschool for campaigners who want to learn more about online tools that can help them with their groups, and help them win their campaigns. It's for people who are just starting out learning about the basics, and for folk who want to improve their skills.


ImageA gathering for grassroots and local activists with web experts including Jim Killock (Open Rights Group), Ruth Coustick-Deal (OpenMedia.org), Usayd Younis (Generation Revolution), Chris Henderson (social media campaigner), Emma Sangster (Peace News), Cedric Knight (GreenNet), Kirk Jackson (Campaign Against Arms Trade) and others to:

  • Learn about tools that can help your group work together better, and campaign more effectively.
  • Discuss the politics of the internet - including debates around Facebook, and...
  • Share your knowledge and experiences with other campaigners

Workshops and discussions include:

  • I don't know anything! A three-part course introducing online campaigning tools
  • WordPress for World-Changing
  • Using social media to win your campaign
  • Ask a techie – your chance to resolve your IT nightmares
  • Practical privacy online
  • A free and open internet
  • Tech challenges for small to medium-sized campaigns

See here for a complete list of workshops, speakers etc...

If you can bring a laptop or tablet (or smartphone) that will help you to get the most out of the day, but there will also be some computers available on the day. There will be WiFi available at the venue.

If you're part of a campaigning group, we recommend coming with someone else from the group.

Location: 2 Canonbury Villas, London N1 2PN. The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible. See map

Time: the day starts at 10.30am and will finish at 5pm.

Registration: This event is free but please register your participation. Childcare will be available and can be booked until 31 Dec 17.

Some resources from the dayschool:

Wordpress for campaigns by Kirk Jackson

Social media presentations are available at chrishendersonactivism.org/peacenews

Detoxing your phone by Ruth Coustick-Deal and Usayd Younis

Censorship and the internet by Jim Killock

Making strong passwords easier

Highlights from the round-up of the day

Ad for the next Feminism and Tech event on 24 February 2018 at the Feminist Library

Ben's falafel recipe - yum!