Issues & Identity [Aug]
(The School of Social Justice)
Twelve days to introduce our four pillars: lobbying, campaigning, grassroots organising & direct action. Half our time is spent exploring "basic rights" like housing, homelessness & mental health. The other half looks at issues of identity - race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class & disability rights. On the final day, our Fellows launches their own campaigns in Parliament!
Leadership & Movement Building [Oct]
Five days of intensive leadership development and mass movement theory, preparing the Advocates to design and deliver their own social justice workshops as pro-trainers.
Strategy & Tactics [Dec]
Four days of clever campaign planning and creative activism. Equal part theory and practice, Fellows learn what it takes to win change, and experience "action" as a community - from "establishment" methods like lobbying and e-campagining to the more "radical" fly-postering, stunts and street performances!
Weekly Evening Gatherings
Our Friday Evening Gatherings - entitled "Just..." - take a deep look into key themes that intersect with justice: JustCommunity, JustPolitics, JustSex, JustFaith, JustClimate, JustNews, JustArts, and many more. From exploring Brixton with Linton Kwesi Johnson to developing our cultural horizons with new writing at The Bunker theatre, these evenings cover key themes important to our Advocates that don't fit in our four residential camps.
artist in residence
Rhianna Kemi (pronoun: she) is a playwright, facilitator and researcher. She has been working with The Advocacy Academy in various roles for several years now - organising the 2019 & 2021 alumni residentials, and changemaking for the Fellowship and Spark programmes. She has now found her place at TAA as Artist-in-Residence, where she facilitates arts partnerships and supports alumni-led creative projects. Rhianna is also Associate Artist at Coney, an award-winning interactive theatre company. She has recently completed her first play, and spends a lot of her time over-analysing the scripts and plot devices of various TV shows.
Eddie Pile (pronoun: they)