General meeting 29.01.18

The next GM will be on Monday 29th January at 7pm.

On the agenda so far is

The art and resources room
Roof repairs / fundraising
The name change
New leaflet
New building sign

Legal observer training 21.01.18

Legal Observer Training Workshop.

Sunday 21st Jan. 10.30-4.30pm.

This workshop is free but bring (vegan) lunch to share.

Legal Observers are volunteers who are part of an organised team gathering information on protests. Their presence is reassuring to protesters and can protect people from unlawful or repressive policing. You don’t need a special legal background, but you need to be able to take fast, accurate notes, be able to communicate well with others, and to stay calm under stress.

Green and Black Cross (GBC) provide training and support for Legal Observers at hundreds of demonstrations every year, their website is an amazing resource:

Please publicise:

OK I’m interested, what do I do now? To enrol send a short summary of your interest in Legal Observing to:

Restorative justice and community accountability 17.01.18

Join a group of Bristol based activists for a food and discussion evening around community accountability in anarchist scenes. We all have experiences of conflict within our groups, often leading to burnout, stress, anxiety, worries and frustrations. Our campaigns lose energy and become derailed, friends fall out, people are excluded from spaces and some groups implode altogether.

We invite you to discuss:

What are the solutions? How can communities pull together to show more responsibility/accountability? What skills are needed? Can restorative approaches be used successfully? How can we support our groups to remain strong and focussed during times of conflict?

If there is enough interest we’re hoping to organise training around community building, conflict resolution and mediation skills for community organisers and activists within Bristol. So please invite anyone you think may be interested!

Food 6:30pm and chat from 7-8pm.