ORGBUILDERS PARTICIPANTS

The participants represent some of the most exciting social and economic justice work taking place in the UK. They are all either in the early stages of operating or in a distinct period of transformation (e.g. re-writing their strategy or in a growth phase).


We Own It

We Own It

We Own It is campaigns for public ownership. We believe people’s lives would be better if the needs of communities came before profit for shareholders. We join the dots across a whole range of public services, from railways to water, from council services and care work to the NHS. We campaign online and offline; influencing politicians, getting media coverage, sharing resources and collaborating with like-minded organisations.

VideoRev

VideoRev

VideoRev aims to revolutionise how campaigners, social movements and alternative media outlets use online video. We produce video content that explores key social and political issues in accessible ways. We also provide online and offline training to share the methodology behind our videos with a wider audience. VideoRev is built on the idea that through openness, experimentation and collaboration we can be more effective than traditional video projects with much higher budgets.

350.org

350.org

350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organising, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries.

Switched On London

Switched On London

Switched On London is campaigning for a publicly owned energy company that London can be proud of. We want an affordable, democratic and environmentally sustainable alternative to the Big Six.

 

Jawaab

Jawaab

Jawaab means to answer or fulfill a purpose in many languages across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We draw inspiration from this meaning in our work with young Muslim groups to help them understand and overcome the problems they face on a day-to-day basis. We create safe spaces for them to discuss these issues and offer leadership and creative skills development programmes to help them grow. Together, we run creative campaigns to challenge Islamophobia.

Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut is a national feminist direct action group resisting cuts to domestic violence services as well as fighting state violence against women and non-binary people in immigration detention and the criminal justice system. Starting in November 2014 in London, we now have Sisters factions in cities all over the country. Sisters is made up of a diverse group of women (trans, intersex and cis) and nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Our meetings and actions are not open to people who identify primarily as men although we welcome male allies to follow & share our social media and enable their Sisters to get involved in our work.

Greater Manchester Housing Action

Greater Manchester Housing Action

GMHA campaigns on all aspects of the housing crisis – homelessness, private renting and the selloff of social housing – to create interconnected and concrete change in housing policy in Greater Manchester. With more devolved power now in the Greater Manchester, GMHA pushes for radical change at this municipal level, drawing inspiration from successful municipal housing campaigns in Europe, such as in Barcelona.


Tripod: Training for Creative Social Action

Tripod: Training for Creative Social Action

Tripod supports people to develop the skills needed to fight for social and environmental justice. We work with grassroots collectives, campaigning groups, co-operatives, community groups and charities to help them become more effective and sustainable. We strive to live our values and support others to do the same by challenging oppression and building effective strategies for action. We do this by facilitating training and decision-making, mediating conflicts and creating and sharing resources.

Museum Detox

Museum Detox

Museum Detox is a network of more than 100 BAME workers at major cultural and heritage institutions in the UK. Founded in 2014 by a small group of senior BAME museum and heritage professionals, the network serves as a catalyst towards the recognition, value and respect of the cultural agency of the audiences we all serve. Museum Detox embraces a core ethos of solidarity and empowerment to all BAME workers and is building international alliances with sister organisations around the world, such as the U.S. collective of social justice activists' network, Museum Hue.