Food Justice

Building foundations for resilient grassroot networks

Shift Bristol

Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft, 14 Hillgrove Street, BS2 8JT

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How do we build strong foundations for a resilient grassroots network?

Inspired by the Planet Local Summit, panellists from some of Bristol’s most active grassroots projects and organisations (Shift Bristol, The Bristol Commons, Transition) will gather to share our insights and experience in what fosters and supports authentic, lasting and united action.

We will open the conversation to include a wide range of angles; from the group dynamic skills needed to help support relationships within networks, to the design of communication channels to facilitate collaborative working.

After the panellist discussion we will host a peer-led ‘Open Space’, where attendees can form groups to explore and participate in emergent conversations rising from the evening. Having space to talk in-person, is one of the most valuable ways to build resilient grassroot networks following the aftermath of isolation, caused by the global pandemic.

Shift Bristol will assimilate the discussions from the evening to share with participants afterwards. This cycle of coming together, exploring, generating ideas, gathering the fruits, and then sharing before taking action, is another important step in building resilience. £5.

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