with Jamie Kelsey
Too often direct action and civil disobedience can be let down by poor representation in the mainstream media. Jamie Kelsey is a veteran of over 100 mainstream media appearances advocating for grassroots and transformational radical movements. In this workshop he will share lesssons learned and advanced techniques that will help activists utilise media opportunities so that they can have the most effective and desired impact on audiences and foil a hostile media attempting to negatively portray a movement.
Jamie Kelsey Fry is contributing editor for New Internationalist, authour of the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit and a media activist. He has been involved in grassroots activism since 1981. He was one of the initiators of Reclaim the Power, co-founded Talk Fracking and was a central character in the UK Occupy movement. He has made over 100 appearances on mainstream media as a news commentator, advocating for an end to neoliberal economic policies, for a greater sense of internationalism and the use of mass civil disobedience as central to the struggle for climate justice, as well as representing the emerging radical democracy movement. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, Times and Sun have all stated their disgust at his activities.