Non Violent Direct Action Seminars
June 10, 2022
A group of us attended these seminars at the University of Kent over 3 weeks. They were very thought provoking and made us question both the strategy and tactics we are employing as Climate Activists. Our tutors: Dr Margherita Belgioioso and Dr Charles Devellennes took us through the basics of civil resistance and how it works and a study of the Gilets Jaune movement in France. We put forward proposals for actions which were discussed and criticized by the group and our visiting tutor from CANVAS in Serbia (by Zoom). She reminded us that in some civil resistance situations the participant are liable to be shot which was sobering!
We are very grateful to Margherita and Charles for setting this workshop up and hope to remain in contact with them in the future.