Events

Change Makers October

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Info: https://faceugena.wordpress.com

Location: Ugena, Toledo, Spain.

Date: 20 to 26 August 2018

FACE 2018 reúne a estudiantes, familias, profesores, activistas, educadores, artistas, y soñadores en un ambiente amistoso y distendido en Ugena, Toledo.

Talk: Parenthood, Children’s Rights and Feminism

We are living at a time when the nature of the parent/child relationship and concept of consent has never been more relevant or important to explore, but what are the opportunities, challenges and tensions of doing this? How can children’s rights struggle be incorporated into an intersectional feminist perspective, and what does this mean for our identities as parents, children, families and communities?

Workshop: Consent-Based Education

In this workshop I will be sharing ideas and key principles of a consent based education. You will be invited to participate in activities and moments of reflection, designed to bring your awareness to the feeling and experience of a consent based approach, as well as singing a light on blindspots that might need your attention in order to move forward in your ‘deschooling’ journey.

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April 2018: Change Makers Workshop for Slingababy consultants.

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FREEDOM TO LEARN FORUM
Date: 6th – 8th April, 2018
Location: Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk, UK. IP16 4HY
Talk: Sophie Christophy – Life at The Cabin (www.downatthecabin.com)

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The Freedom to Learn Forum is an annual festival, celebrating humanity in education, bringing together progressive educators, families and other pioneers to showcase and inspire unique learning communities governed by equality, freedom, and collaboration.

Unlikely to resemble any other conferences you’ve been to before, the Freedom to Learn Forum is an open-space arena in which adults and children co-create the schedule. Anyone can host a talk or workshop on any topic they are passionate about, allowing us to share our knowledge, experience, and ideas.

This Spring, the Freedom to Learn Forum will be set in the stunning surroundings of the historic Summerhill school, founded in 1921 and still ahead of its time. Delicious food will be provided by their on-site catering team, and students will be adding a ‘Summerhill Sprinkle’ to the affair, hosting mock-meetings and a famous ‘gram’ (disco). There are a limited number of beds for those who wish to have the authentic Summerhill residential experience.

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LONDON: Consent Based Education Workshop – FULLY BOOKED

Date: Saturday 4th November 2017
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: effraspace, 21 Effra Parade, London, SW2 1PX http://www.effraspace.co.uk/contact-us

This one day workshop will be an immersion in Consent Based Education. The day will be broken down into two 3 hour segments, with an hour break for lunch in the middle.

The morning will cover:
– Why are things the way they are? The History of Patriarchy.
– Breaking cycles – how to do it and why it’s hard.
– What is Consent Based Education?

The afternoon will cover:
– Love and Relationships, Freedom and Boundaries
– Learning, Creativity and Flow – Structured and Unstructured
– The Bigger Picture

The workshop will be a cycle of presentation, Q&A, discussion and reflection.

Participants will be provided in advance with some orientation materials. These may include videos, podcasts, articles, quotes and/or images, and are designed to give context to what we will be exploring on the day.

£45 per person

To book your place on the course, please email: sophiechristophy@gmail.com for payment details. Full payment is required to secure your space. There is a limited number of places available in order to ensure a quality experience for everyone involved.

EDIT: This event is now FULLY BOOKED.

Please note: This is an intensive course with challenging and potentially transformative content.

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Attachment Parenting UK LIVE! Conference:

I will be speaking at the inaugural APUK conference, which is being held in Bristol on Saturday, 30th September 2017. All the details can be found here, as well as booking: www.attachmentparenting.co.uk/conference/

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September – November 2017: FULLY BOOKED

Consent Based Education Course: A Course for Parents (Bishop’s Stortford)

As parenting evolves beyond the traditional authoritarian model, and more and more families choose to live together in more respectful, socially just ways that acknowledge the personhood and agency of children, essential questions arise as to what that means in regards to our relationship with ourselves and others, our outlook and interaction with the world around us.

Consent Based Education is a response to this quandary. What happens when authoritarianism, the basis of all our existing systems, is stripped away, when we become more individually empowered in our own lives, and seek to support our children in this too? What happens when we embrace our own autonomy and capabilities, when we question the education and social inheritance we’ve received up until now?

What happens when our consent and voice really does matter – when we come closer and closer to our authentic selves?

This course is designed for parents who want to explore and go deeper into their understanding and experience of Consent Based Education, for their own personal development and to support their family’s life long learning in a consent based way. You can find out what it is like to take part in the course here.

The course is made up of the following 6 sessions:

  1. The History of Patriarchy and Consent
  2. Breaking Cycles – the Process of Change
  3. What is Consent Based Education?
  4. Love and Relationships, Boundaries and Freedom
  5. Creativity, Flow, and the Potential of own CBE
  6. The Bigger Picture

Before each session, a selection of preparation materials are emailed out – this can include things like podcasts, videos, articles and quotes. This prep material is designed to be thought provoking and takes between 1- 2 hours of your time. The prep is optional, although having a look at it will help you get the most out of the sessions themselves.

The sessions last for 2 hours, and are a combination of presentation and group discussion, critical thinking and reflection. Snacks and drinks are provided.

The course will be taking place between 10.30-12.30 on the following dates at a venue just outside of Bishop’s Stortford:

Sunday 10th Sept
Sunday 24th Sept
Sunday 8th Oct
Sunday 22nd Oct
Sunday 12th Nov
Sunday 26th Nov

The course content is structured in chronological way, with each session building on the one before.

Price: £15 per person per session, £90 total for the course (total course cost to be paid on booking).

Group size is limited to 8 participants to ensure a quality experience. For more information and bookings, please email: sophiechristophy@gmail.com

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April – June 2017

Consent Based Education: A Course for Parents (Bishop’s Stortford)

As parenting evolves beyond the traditional authoritarian model, and more and more families choose to live together in more respectful, socially just ways that acknowledge the personhood and agency of children, essential questions arise as to what that means in regards to our relationship with ourselves and others, our outlook and interaction with the world around us.

Consent Based Education is a response to this quandary. What happens when authoritarianism, the basis of all our existing systems, is stripped away, when we become more individually empowered in our own lives, and seek to support our children in this too? What happens when we embrace our own autonomy and capabilities, when we question the education and social inheritance we’ve received up until now?

What happens when our consent and voice really does matter – when we come closer and closer to our authentic selves?

This course is designed for parents who want to explore and go deeper into their understanding and experience of Consent Based Education, for their own personal development and to support their family’s life long learning in a consent based way.

The course themes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • What is Consent Based Education?
  • What is learning? Play and flow, structured and unstructured.
  • Authenticity, individuality and radical honesty.
  • Exploring the potential of our own consent based education.
  • The historical and social construct of childhood – our chance to break the cycle of oppression.
  • What’s love got to do with it? Personal boundaries and concepts of freedom.

The course will involve thought provoking material, critical thinking, discussion and reflection, and will be led by self-directed scholar, justice in childhood campaigner and ed-activist, Sophie Christophy.

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There will be six two-hour sessions running fortnightly over 12 weeks, from 7.30-9.30pm.

Dates for the course are:

17th April
1st May (Bank Holiday)
15th May
29th May
12th June
26th June

The course will take place at a venue on the outskirts of Stansted Mountfitchet, easily accessible to Bishop’s Stortford, Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas.

Spaces are limited.

Price: £15 per person per session, £90 total for the course (total course cost to be paid on booking).

For more information and bookings, please email: sophiechristophy@gmail.com

 

 

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