Join the Global Justice Now youth network for a day of discussion, creative workshops, live performances and movement building.
WE RISE 2019
Saturday 13th April
Event is all day and building is closed to the public – however it’s free to register!
1.20 Opening session: Why is the far right on the rise?
Owen Jones (journalist), Shaista Aziz (Stop Trump)
Faiza Shaheen (CLASS), Nick Dearden (Global Justice Now)
Migrant solidarity and direct action (End Deportations)
Colonialism and climate justice (Seb Ordoñez Muñoz)
Brandalism and subversive art (Matt Bonner, designer
behind Trump Baby)
4pm Live performance from Zena Edwards
4.20 The future we want: decolonial visions
Dorothy Guerrero (Global Justice Now), Guppi Bola (Medact),
Tatiana Garavito (migrant rights organiser)
Trade Rebellion! Free trade deals and how to stop them
(Global Justice Now)
Rhyme and resistance (Potent Whisper)
Global Justice Now organising – where to start (youth
6.30 Rise up! Tactics for change
With activists from the School Strike for Climate, Let Us
Learn, Re-Rooted, Global Justice Now youth network
7.45 Live performance from Potent Whisper
8.30 onwards – DJs (FREE ENTRY TO ALL)
The majority of the space is wheelchair accessible apart from one room which is only accessible by stairs, but will not be used for the main sessions.
We are living in an age of violent borders, climate breakdown and the rise of the far right internationally. Yet we are also seeing inspiring movements fighting exploitation and oppression and challenging the power of the 1%.
Rich countries are reinforcing borders while doubling down on corporate exploitation of the rest of the world. They are creating a form of global apartheid, as we inch closer to full-scale environmental destruction with the most extreme weather changes we have ever seen. Fascists are taking power from Brazil to the Philippines, denying people of their basic human rights by killing and silencing them, while continuing to give corporations free reign.
But this won’t stop us. Across the world, people are rising up to challenge the structures that restrain them and are fighting to create fairer world for everyone.
From the growing feminist anti-fascist movement, to direct action by climate activists from the Global South to the Global North, to migrants and activists resisting the detention regime, people are taking matters in their own hands to shape the world as they see fit.
Now is the time to get organised, get skilled up and build a more powerful movement for change.
We Rise is organised by Global Justice Now’s youth network. If you’re under 30 and are interested in learning how to create a fairer world and meeting other like-minded young people, join us on April 13 for a day of participatory discussions, creative and educational workshops, performances and much more.
Near Hackney Wick Overground station