3rd Annual Generating Momentum: Activist Leadership Training Camp
August 23 – 26, 2012
“It gave me hope to meet young activists in Saskatchewan. I have more confidence that progressive change is possible in our lifetime!” – Generating Momentum 2012 participant
The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) teamed up to offer an amazing training opportunity for young leaders and activists again this summer!
The 3rd annual Generating Momentum: Activist Leadership Training Camp was held August 23 – 26, 2012. It was a 4-day, province wide event held at Cedar Lodge in Dundurn, with a focus on providing the practical skills, knowledge, education, and networking opportunities necessary to make a difference in your community.
This year, our workshops and sessions were focussed on developing, supporting, and uniting progressive voices. We geared programming towards learning ways that individuals, groups, and movements can operate within (and outside of) current political, economic, and social systems. By understanding how these systems develop and our roles within them, and using their new skills in campaign planning, participants left knowing how to work towards positive change!
“It is possible for one person to create change and spread passion!” – Generating Momentum 2012 participant
2nd Annual Generating Momentum: Activist Leadership Training Camp
August 26 – 29, 2011
At the beginning of 2010, the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) and the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) began a conversation to explore the benefits of collaborative programming for young people in Saskatchewan. The conversation was framed off the synergies between the youth focused education and skills training programming that SCIC has been funded to deliver an experiential learning program that RPIRG has envisioned allocating significant resources to. Together the groups strategized about working together as partners to educate, train, and organize a movement of young leaders working for social and environmental justice!
Generating Momentum: Activist Leadership Training Camp was the result. This four-day, camp-style retreat in the Qu’Appelle was an enthusiastic success, thanks to our amazing participants and countless dynamite facilitators from across Saskatchewan. A sense of community was quickly established amongst the various activist and advocacy groups represented by all of those involved. A few of the broad issues discussed included globalization and trade agreements, food sovereignty, anti-oppression, and citizenship. Primarily, however, much of the camp was spent learning skills and tactics participants can use in the real world. We aimed to create a safe, inclusive, challenging, self-reflective, dynamic, interactive and creative space within which all participants could gain an understanding of ways to fight all forms of oppression. At the end of the three days, we had an inspired crew of passionate, young Saskatchewanians, who are already taking steps to go out and make their worlds a better place.
Take a look at the Generating Momentum Website for more information.