Forum for Radical Sharing
We’ve unexpectedly had to change the venue. NEW Venue: The Annexe, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Road Manchester M1 5NH. http://www.cornerhouse.org/how-to-find-us
In April 2013 Edge Fund gave out its first grants to support grassroots projects working for radical social change. Activism can be hard and lonely work, so it’s been great to hear comments from members and applicants that Edge has helped introduce them to new people and particularly those who they might not normally cross paths with. We thought we’d try to build on this by organising an event where activists and community organisers can come together and share experiences and skills, hopefully helping us all work more effectively for a just and equal world.
The Forum for Radical Sharing is a gathering for sharing the knowledge gained by the work of the groups we’ve funded, our members and others doing similar work. It is for small (eg under £20k annual income) grassroots groups run by and for communities facing injustice and those considered by most people to be ‘too radical’, both of which find it very difficult to raise funds. It will provide a space for people to talk to each other about their work as well as allowing time for people to work together to overcome common challenges and explore different ways we might support each other. We’d love to have people from a range of backgrounds attend, including women, people of African and Asian heritage and those from LGBTQI, disabled, working class, migrant, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
Our very first forum is in Manchester, on Saturday, November 8. The venue, MadLab, is fully accessible and some funds are available for transport and childcare.
Please let us know if you’d like to come by emailing sharing-@-edgefund.org.uk (remove the dashes). It’s important you contact us as we’ll need to give you further information beforehand so you can come fully prepared and there are limited spaces. If you know others who might be interested in coming, please feel free to send along the details!