Reclaim the Power Action Camp: 16 – 21st August
We are facing a climate crisis, economic crisis and social crisis. We want a clean and fair future where people come before profit. Come to share your ideas. Create, imagine, resist. Join us in Balcombe, West Sussex to Reclaim the Power!
A field in West Sussex has been transformed into a safe and accessible temporary community where all can meet likeminded people, discuss the issues, and prepare for action.
Once there, it will be up to everyone who attends to get stuck in and help sustain the camp; you don't need to bring any skills, just bring your energy and enthusiasm!
At the camp daily morning meetings will be held where important information will be shared and any necessary decisions taken. All camp meetings will run through an open, inclusive, and participatory process known as consensus decision making; this seeks to ensure all voices our heard and everyone is happy with the outcomes.
A range of resources for participants to both make use of and contribute towards will be available:
The Welcome Tent: providing you with a smile, camp booklet, and the knowledge of where to go. The welcome tent will also be the go-to point for any queries that may pop up.
Kitchens: preparing delicious and energising vegan meals throughout the camp's duration. You don't need to bring your own food; just come ready to chop some vegetables and wash up!
The Kids' Space: activities and adventures to ensure our youngest participants are able to make the most of their time at the camp (and so are their parents or carers).
Legal Support: on hand to offer legal advice prior to the action, arrest support during the action, and also to ensure all police activity is comprehensively monitored.
Wellbeing: providing a space to go for all who feel they require some time-out from the sometimes hectic nature of an action camp.
Tranquillity: dealing with any conflicts that may arise across the site and supporting everyone in sticking to the safer spaces policy.
Medics: providing first aid if required.
The camp aims to be accessible to all, but if you have any particular questions relating to accessibility then please do contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Things to bring: tent, sleeping bag, warm clothes, toothbrush/paste, loo roll, sunblock, waterproofs, a torch, and a desire to change the world.
Things not to bring: food (no need), dogs (except from support dogs which are more than welcome), knives (unwise), alcohol and the belief that nothing can change.
Accessibility and your needs: We aim to make the camp fully accessible. If you use a battery-powered wheelchair or mobility scooter, send us a quick email to tell us what Amp Hour rating it is and how many times a day you will want to charge it. We are constructing some bed bases out of straw bales and wooden frames, so if you would really appreciate a raised sleeping space, let us know.
For more information visit http://www.nodashforgas.org.uk/
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