THE JANUARY FLATPACK SUMMIT

All the useful information in one handy place…

THE OPENING

The opening of our first annual New Year Gathering
Kicked off with a short film, “How to assemble democracy without following the instructions”  followed by a Q&A with the independents featured in the film.

If you would like the chat conversation email info@flatpack.co.uk.

DOING DEMOCRACY

How to Run Open, Exciting Gatherings During Covid-19 – This session will explore how to run community meet ups, that get everyone in your area involved in making decisions and shaping the council’s priorities based on the needs of that community. If you would like the chat conversation email info@flatpack.co.uk. 

RESOURCES FROM THE SESSION
A toolbox of processes for community work

Handbook for organisers on power and privilege (NEON)

Principles for public participation

Online Community Assembly script  

FEMINSATION OF POLITICS

Interactive discussion with Indra Adnan Editor founder of The Alternative UK, Laura Roth on Municipalism and Hannah Stevens Director of the Parliament

Project…talking about  what’s going wrong, and what we need to do in order to upgrade Democracy

 CLICK HERE for the Parliament Project Town / Parish Cllr event on FEBRUARY 24TH for women standing in May or thinking of it.

Also check out The Parliament Project

If you are interested in being part of a support group of women who are standing with Flatpack principles, please contact info@flatpackdemocracy.co.uk as soon as possible.

TRANSFORMING TENSIONS AND ADDRESSING CONFLICT

Exploring how Nonviolent Communication and restorative processes can support effective collaboration in the groups we work with.

Both groups standing for election and councillors once elected can clearly meet tensions and conflict internally and with the public (as shown by this viral zoom recording). If you are interested in initiating or being part of a group to take this discussion further please contact info@flatpack2021.co.uk

Nonviolent Communication can help build bridges of connection to individuals, teams, organisations and communities.   https://nvc-uk.com/ .  Also recommend the book Nonviolent Communication: A language of Life. By Marshall Rosenberg

Valuable resource for setting up a conflict/tension Transformation system: https://sites.google.com/view/xruk-transformativeconflict/

HOW TO WEAPONISE YOUR STORY & TACTICS AND STRATEGIES FOR DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Now more than ever it’s vital to be able to campaign effectively online.  Join the experts we’ve assembled to find out tips and tricks for how to maximise the potential of your local campaign online.

USEFUL RESOURCES:
Here are the tools James mentioned in his session

Hootsuite – For scheduling

Facebook page manager – also for scheduling

Canva– for free graphic design

Quik – for free basic video editing

Hashtagify – for hashtag finding

Google Alerts – set up alerts to find interesting and relevant news

Take a look at James’s book here

James’s Website

James on LinkedIn
James on Instagram
James on Twitter

FRINGE EVENT:
A SHOWING OF 'OUT OF THE RUINS' BY ALL HANDS ON.

A short film about ordinary people doing radical democracy followed by a live Q&A with director Patrick Chalmers.

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