Make A Change with the Activist Alliance

Make A Change with the Activist Alliance

Are you bothered by something unfair in society? Want to do something about it?  

Then come and Make A Change with the Activist Alliance. 

Sign up here for the morning session, afternoon session or full day. Under 16s will need parental consent.

Are you worried about our planet?  

Do you feel unsafe within your community? 

Do you feel wronged by a system you interact with?  

Is school/college/uni set up for you to succeed?  

Are you getting the support you deserve to keep you healthy?  

Blackpool’s Activist Alliance are inviting you to series of workshops starting this summer called Make A Change, where we will share skills and knowledge equipping us all to take steps towards positive change on the issues that we care about. 

We are kicking off the workshops with our Make A Change launch event in August so that you can find out more – learn with creative campaigners already taking social action in Blackpool, start having conversations about what’s important to you, and get together with like-minded people. You don’t need to identify as an activist or come with any specific knowledge. Everyone has expertise to share through their lived-experience. So whether you are new to this or have done stuff in the past, whether the change you want to make is big or small, whether you want to take action on something happening on your street or at a global level, come along to Make A Change!


Who’s going to be there?

Ella Baker School of Organising (EBSO): EBSO specialise in training community activists using fantastic training materials based on concrete examples of struggles here in the UK. They’re growing a volunteer network of trained facilitators that can learn from each others experiences and can deliver training to local community groups. Their work is all about encouraging people to come together and organise for a more democratic, more equal and more sustainable world.

💭EBSO will be giving us an intro to all things activism & community organising.

Skate Like A Girl (SLAG) Collective: They were called ramp tramps and skatepark slags and their interest in skateboarding was misconstrued as interest in male skaters. Now @slagcollective are reclaiming the derogatory language that surrounds their hobby, empowering a group of women in Blackpool to proudly skate like a girl.

🛹You’ll hear about how they started up, what they do and you’ll even have the change to have a go at skating.


More to be announced…

Make A Change – a day of workshops and activities for young activists and community organisers

When: Wednesday 10th August 2022   morning session 10:30- 1pm, afternoon session 1pm-4pm, come for one or both sessions, lunch provided  

Where: Art BnB, 180-182 Promenade, FY1 1RJ, Blackpool  

For who: Those living, working or studying in Blackpool who want to find out more about activism  

Age Range: Suggested age range 15-20, but all ages welcome

Cost: This is a free event

Food: We’re providing a pizza & salad lunch. We’ll ask you for your dietary requirements when you sign up

Access: We will ask you abut your access needs (e.g. large print, BSL interpreter, level access) when you sign up

Sign up here for the morning session, afternoon session or full day. Under 16s will need parental consent.


Who are the Activist Alliance?  

This Make A Change event and the following skills and knowledge exchange workshops are being programmed and facilitated by Activist Allies Aunty Social. The Activist Alliance is a collaboration between Boingboing CIC and community partners based on the concept of Activism for Resilience, the idea that people taking action towards social justice is beneficial to their mental health and wellbeing, both in the doing itself and in the potential outcomes.

Reflections on a co-research project into civic activism – nothing about us without us!

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