July 26-31 2021

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Leading a Digital Social Action Campaign

What is it? Leading a digital social action campaign

When is it? Friday 30th July from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Where is it? On Zoom. Book via Eventbrite.

How is it? Pretty good, thanks for asking!

So climate change, huh? Pretty bad stuff. I know we can all look at this and feel like it’s out of our control or there’s too much to do. It’s definitely something we can relate to.

But, where’s there’s a will there’s a way – come along and we’ll talk you about how we’ve launched different social action campaigns as part of the Peace First platform, using digital methodology to reach and engage large audiences, found ways to make decision makers stop and listen to our asks and future-proofed campaigns so they have the power to keep making a difference.

We’ll be giving you our top tips from our experiences, taking you through step-by-step how you can start a social action campaign, and how to build a team so you can make a difference and how Peace First can fund and support your next steps launching a campaign.


A bit about us:

Peace First is an organisation where we help and encourage young people, aged 13-25, around the world to lead social change in their communities. We believe that young people are the professionals on the issues that their communities are facing. 

We provide training, mentors and funding to make young people’s campaigns come alive. There are many opportunities for young people to get involved with such as receiving grants, joining social justice camps and so much more. 


“Our relationship with nature is broken but relationships can change, when we protect nature, we are nature protecting itself” – Greta Thunberg

About the speakers

About Ieuan

Ieuan is a Peace First ambassador who led a campaign called ‘Power of Your Vote’ – a campaign engaging young people in democracy – using Peace First Mini-Grant funding and working with other Peace First campaigns such as ‘Bitesize Exercise’ which promotes the concept of small bursts of fitness into our demanding and adapting lives. Ieuan is a Master of Business Administration student at Wrexham Glyndwr University. He has recently attended training in community organising with ‘Citizens Cymru Wales Young Leaders’ as well as completing the UpRising Leadership Program. Ieuan recently completed an International Cuisine cooking course.

About Nirushan

Nirushan is a Peace First ambassador, having previously sat on their Youth Advisory Panel. Nirushan received Peace First Mini-Grant funding for his Butetown Employment Action Team campaign, helping to tackle poverty and lack of opportunity for low-income and ethnic minority members in his local area. Nirushan studies Law and Politics at Cardiff University. He is heavily involved in making positive change in his community, forming the group ‘Citizens Cymru Wales Young Leaders’ working to address issues such as education and policing. Outside Peace First, Nirushan likes playing football or reading a book to unwind. Nirushan is low-key obsessed with pandas. https://www.peacefirst.org/story/beat

About Rosie

Rosie is a co-founder of the campaign SwapPlastic, educating young people about plastic pollution with practical swaps they can do through Instagram posts and speaker events. SwapPlastic started via UpRising UK’s Environmental Leadership Programme and recently joined PeaceFirst’s Accelerator Programme after earning Mini-Grant funding. Rosie’s set to study French and German at the University of Bristol and is just as hands on in her free time, with hobbies such as creative writing, guitar and rock climbing. In 2020, Rosie won the Prif Dysgwyr, or Main Learner, award in the Urdd Eisteddfod for her video encouraging people to learn Welsh.

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Date:
July 30
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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