Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Creative Activism Academy for young people

Monday, 10 August 2020 15:35

These expert-led sessions have been programmed to take you through the stages to becoming a creative activist; from why it’s needed, what it means and how you can do it, to how YOU can have the power to make positive changes to our world.

Part of our Start The Change Project, our Creative Activism Academy (and Musicians For Change events) are open to 15 - 24 year olds. The Academy will deepen knowledge and understanding of Climate change/SDGs and their links to migration through a range of creative active and participatory workshops enabling them to take positive action locally. As a result of attending the Academy, young people will be equipped with the necessary Global Citizenship knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to take informed and creative action on global issues related to climate change and migration in the run-up to COP 26.

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Sessions include:

Global Citizenship & Action

Friday 28 August, 2 - 3pm

This session, led by Colm Regan is designed to further understanding of what Global Citizenship means and the power of a Global Citizen. Together you will explore why it matters, what it looks like, who is a Global Citizen and what is the difference you can make by taking positive action.

Climate Change

Friday 4 September, 2 - 3pm

The Radical Geographer, Paul Turner will share his passion for climate action, enabling understanding of the impact of small actions on climate change and how to engage more people in the debate. By looking at it locally and globally we will explore why we need to act now.


Wednesday 9 September, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Karen Darke MBE has been central to the development of many leaders globally. By working with her, you will start to recognise the skills and attitudes to be a leader, regardless of age. By exploring what leadership means and who is a leader you will deepen your knowledge of why leadership is needed.

White Washing of Environmental Activism: Practicing Anti-Racism and dismantling white saviour complex

Friday 18 September, 2 - 3 pm

Amy Allard-Dunbar and Afrika Priestley from Intercultural Youth Scotland will provide a critical perspective on Environmentalism from an anti-racist perspective. Looking at the current and historical perpetuation of systematic racism through environmental degradation in a global and UK context, they will help you unlearn the unconscious or conscious biases that history had solidified by decolonising and deconstructing these structures, helping young people find their voice in the activism world and ensuring they are amplifying the voices of BIPOC alongside them and before them when necessary.

Creative Activism with Alison Tickell

Friday 25 September, 2 - 3 pm

Julie’s Bicycle is renowned for their creative climate action through art and culture. Join founder Alison Tickell and explore a creative way to look at information and how to communicate in a meaningful, powerful way.

Leading the Change with all Changemakers

Friday 2 October, 2 - 3 pm

Global Youth Officer Lindsay Dunbar, along with Changemaker Facilitators, help draw together the ideas to create youth-led activism for the Start The Change Festival on 9th of October.

Participants will be sent information in advance of the sessions so the hour online will be fully participatory and engaging.

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