‘Let’s Win This’ event
We all know WHY our campaign is important. Come along and talk about HOW we can win. With practical tips from Alastair McIntosh and insights from the Basque country by Sean McVeigh, followed by discussion. More details after the link.
Paths and Pitfalls in Sustaining the Campaign
Veteran of several successful, long-haul campaigns for social change, including land reform on Eigg and stopping the Harris superquarry, Alastair will discuss how to keep momentum and motivation in the ‘final push’ of the independence campaign. In particular, he will cover:
- Personal and group dynamics in sustaining and energising a campaign.
- How not to get trapped in the other side’s framing of the debate.
- How to avoid inevitable disappointments turning to the poison of backbiting.
- How to convey challenge to one’s opponents respectfully.
- How to avoid burnout in the final leg and hold fast to the vision.
Alastair holds fellowships at both Glasgow and Edinburgh universities and was visiting professor at Strathclyde University with the Centre for Human Ecology. His books include Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, Rekindling Community and Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition. His writing has been described by George Monbiot as “world-changing,” by the Bishop of Liverpool as “life-changing,” and by Thom Yorke of Radiohead as “truly mental.”
Inspiration from the Basque Country
Havng toured the Basque Country representing RIC, Sean will discuss some of their strategies for creating a vibrant grassroots movement, and how we might apply these ideas in Scotland.