From Balcombe to Lancashire: Anti-Fracking Skillshare
Saturday 12th October 2013
12 noon – 5pm
The Yellow Room, University of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Road
This summer, thousands of people mobilised against the fracking industry
in Balcombe, Sussex. The community resistance drew people from all over
the country who camped out, met new friends, attended demonstrations,
blockaded trucks and occupied industry headquarters.
This skillshare and meeting is for all those who were inspired by events
in Balcombe and the Reclaim the Power camp to reflect and organise for the future, with a particular focus on supporting community resistance to the
industry’s fracking plans for the North of England.
Session 1: The Story So Far
– Resistance around the world (Australia, Canada, Poland, Argentina)
– The Road to Balcombe (resistance to fracking in the UK)
– Lessons that can learned from Balcombe
Session 2: The Fracking Industry’s Plans In The North West
IGas plans in Salford, Cuadrilla’s plans in Lancashire and other threats
to the North West from Dart, Aurora and Underground Coal Gasification.
Session 3: Supporting Community Resistance
Getting organised and supporting community group formation.
Workshops in social media, press releases, newsletter production and more.
With speakers from Balcombe Community Protection Camp, Residents Against Fylde Fracking (RAFF), No Dash for Gas and more.
The event will be wheelchair accessible.
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