WEBINAR - Would you change the world, if only you knew how?

  • December 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Online Meeting

Do you dream of doing more than signing online petitions but don’t want to camp out on a pavement to prove a point?

Are you frustrated because you’re not making a difference but don’t want to turn your life upside down in the name of action?

Well this Webinar addresses some of these questions and is presented by Ruth Stokes who wrote the book “The Armchair Activist's Handbook,” where she looks at ideas for activism away from traditional chants-and-banners protest, following Ruth's mission to find other ways that people can take action for change. It looks at the middle ground between slacktivism and full-on protest, and seeks out approaches that are easy, accessible and fun, and will fit around a busy life.

It covers lots of different areas. These include taking action on our faulty food system, taking a stand against the problems with fast fashion, reclaiming and reinventing public spaces, grabbing back some control over the economy, addressing problems with how natural resources are controlled, unusual ways to get attention for your cause, reducing the impact our travel has on people and planet, and how we might use the internet to support all of this.

During the process of writing the book, Ruth met lots of activists and tried some things out herself.

In this webinar, Ruth will share some insight and ideas from her experience, and answer questions on how various approaches might be able to to make a difference.

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  • Andria


    December 17, 2013

    • Ruth S.

      Sorry you missed it Andria. Do take a look at the link Francis has now posted above if you've got time!

      January 3, 2014

  • Francis S.

    If you are interested in the recording of this webinar then you can find it at https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/play/fs@globalnet21.org/15287-change

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Anja B.

      Thanks Francis, didn't manage to join in live so will check out the recording.

      December 18, 2013

  • Iain M.

    unable to afford my annual subs sadly so cannot attend

    December 17, 2013

    • Francis S.

      We never stop people who cannot afford it joining so don't worry and please sign on at 7.00

      December 17, 2013

    • Francis S.

      We never stop people who cannot afford it joining so don't worry and please sign on at 7.00

      December 17, 2013

  • Iain M.

    I won't be able to pay my subscription until 12-12 but am keen to take part. Subs are more than a days income for me but as it's only per annum, I'm hoping for it to be $12 well spent

    December 3, 2013

    • Francis S.

      We never stop people who cannot afford it joining so don't worry and please sign on at 7.00

      December 17, 2013

  • Francis S.

    Just to remind you if you have registered for our Webinar today- Thursday December 17th on " Would you change the world, if only you knew how?

    Then it will commence at 7.00pm

    And you can log on by click on the link at – https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/go/fs@globalnet21.org/change

    December 17, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Sorry ... can't make this now as I have been asked to attend a meeting in Reading tomorrow night.

    December 16, 2013

  • Andria

    Ruth, Y'ALL, your book looks like a wonderful motivator. I have "Occupied," marched, lobbied, signed petitions, been to thousands of meetings, screamed from the tops of chair ocassionally(!), LISTENED A LOT, hang out with the 'great and the good' trying to influence their thinking at least, and I have earned very little money because I am possibly utterly incapable of trusting that we won't ALL sell out when the moment of reckoning comes, ergo keep away from THE System. On the plus side, there have been decreases in HIV infections which I have been a drop-in-the-ocean-part-of and other Bits and bobs over the decades. If my little girl will leave me be for an hour tomorrow, i'll try and tune in: sounds like it Will be worth it. Thanks for doing what U do

    3 · December 16, 2013

  • Joe T.

    I'll put the recording up on NatCAN so that those who miss it get a second chance to see it.

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Ruth S.

    Thanks to everyone who's commented here - great that so many people can make it, and sorry to be missing those that can't. David - that would be brilliant. I'll contact you via your website.

    December 13, 2013

  • David W.

    Hi Ruth, Francis - http://www.change-london.org.uk/ could be a good place to promote the webinar and the book. I wonder if we could discuss and summarise a few ideas to the site?

    December 11, 2013

  • Kathryn B.

    Looks excellent, sorry I cannot attend.

    December 9, 2013

  • Joe T.

    I've read your book and found it was an inspiration. What kind of feedback have you had about the book?

    November 18, 2013

    • Ruth S.

      Hi Joe - thanks very much. I've had a really positive response to the book so far. A number of readers have emailed me to tell me how it's motivated them to take action, which is excellent.

      1 · December 2, 2013

  • Pamela M.

    Sorry - date clashes with a Christmas happening - hope to hear the recording.

    December 1, 2013

  • Joe T.

    Looking forward to this one, the book is really good and costs next to nothing.

    December 1, 2013

  • John W.

    Cannot attend but sounds interesting! We can all do our bit!

    November 22, 2013

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