2020 has been quite a year. As a nation we have not known grief, loneliness and restrictions on our daily lives in most of our living memories. We have felt powerless to stop the many plights on our society: covid-19, climate change, racism and discrimination in all its forms. However, we are powerful, we do […]
The other night a group of creative activists gathered together and started talking about what we do to reduce our waste and impact on the planet. We discussed the problem with terms like ethical as it can mean so many different things to different people but also discussed the many brands we love and lifestyle […]
What racical crafty acts can you do in this time as lockdown eases and we all gaze into an unknown future. I have put together a few ideas but I would love to know your ideas too, please share them in the comments. Making masks for care homes. We all need a good stash of […]
We are calling for the government to build back better and create a greener and fairer society. We are supporting the Climate Coalition’s #thetimeisnow campaign and encouraging you to do some climate craftivism and send a creative green heart to your MP. This is to support the work of the lobby on 30th June. Craftivism […]
This Friday (22nd May) is the Global Day of Solidarity. It is a call for everyone to use their creativity to show solidarity with our global community. We, along with many organisations, are encouraging you to do one of the simple actions below and then share it on social media with #StrongerTogether or send a […]
In this time of pandemic there is a lot of emphasis on physical health and rightly so. We at LCI and LMM don’t want to forget all those struggling with their mental health at a time when we are all living in a ‘new normal’ and cut off from loved ones.
Calling all activists out there! You can still make a difference even if it is from your own home rather than out on the frontlines. We have found 5 campaigns that are important that this time and will subdue your activist cravings.
We may not be able to meet in person at the end of the month to share in our grief and hope for our beautiful planet but I hope in these strange times we can still be a community sharing together. Below I have put together some resources you can use on your own or […]
As with all non-essential gatherings our ‘Asylum Seeker Rights’ everyday activism event had to be postponed. In these strange and isolated days we are not powerless, these could be times of learning, reflecting, preparing and even taking some small actions on important topics. So here is the workshop we had planned in blog form, although […]
Leeds has a fantastic activist community. People are fighting for change on many fronts: climate change, asylum seeker and refugee rights, air quality, the airport expansion, inequality, mental health, I could go on. When I started in my role as Development Officer for the Leeds Methodist Mission I was inspired by the passion of the […]