Information & Discussion Seminar: Changing our world one stitch at a time…
Join activist and presenter Sarah Corbett from the Craftivist Collective to discover how crafting can be used for social change and gentle protest. Sarah believes that craftivism is for everyone from skilled crafters to burnt out activists, and those people who want to challenge injustice in the world but don’t know what to do, where to start or how to prioritise their energies and time.
Date: Wednesday 13th November
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Rd, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH – parking available on site
For the introverts among us, traditional forms of activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional campaigner and self-proclaimed introvert. She introduces us to “craftivism,” a quieter form of activism that uses handicrafts as a way to get people to slow down and think deeply about the issues they’re facing, all while engaging the public more gently.
Who says an embroidered handkerchief can’t change the world? If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning speaker, professional activist, author and the founder of Craftivist Collective, a social enterprise which uses the technique of craftivism – combining craft and activism to engage people in social justice issues “in a quiet, non-confrontational manner involving pretty, handcrafted gestures of defiance.”
In 2013 she wrote A Little Book of Craftivism followed by How To Be A Craftivist, published in 2017.