Freeskilling events list

2 April, 2010

KAN and friends have organised a series of free skill sharing events across Cornwall:

2 May
Introduction to co-operatives
Friends Meeting House, Paul’s Terrace, Truro, 2-4pm

16 May
Know your rights – a civil liberties guide to police stop-and-searches
Small meeting room, Dolphin Tavern, Quay St, Penzance, 2-4pm

6 June
Food Growing for Renters
To book a place contact kernowaction@gmail.com

20 June
Useful Plants Walk
To book a place contact kernowaction@gmail.com

4 July
Intro to consensus decision making
WI hall, Webber St, Falmouth, 1.30pm

18 July
Bike Repair
Friends Meeting House, Paul’s Terrace, Truro, 1-4pm

An explanation of freeskilling from Freeconomy:
Freeskilling is about sharing skills in order to build a more empowered and connected community.

One of the critical reasons that we have so many major issues in the world today – such as climate change, sweatshops, wars over oil reserves, factory farms, polluted oceans and rivers – is because we never have to see the direct repercussions that our purchases have on the people, environment and animals they affect. The degrees of separation between the consumer and the consumed have increased so much that it now, conveniently, means that people are completely unaware of the levels of destruction and suffering involved in the making of the ‘stuff’ they purchase. The main reason we have no appreciation for this energy is because we are so disconnected from what we buy.

Take this for an example. If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor.

Money, as a method of easily storing wealth, has also enabled humans to bank exploitation – of people, the environment and animals – and has also replaced communities, friendships and families as the No.1 source of security for people.


Campaign & Direct Action Workshop

8 November, 2009

Kernow Action Now! is to participate in the Cornwall Community Climate Forum Campaign Skills Workshop.   The CCCF is running this free workshop from 10am on Saturday 28 November 2009 at the Old Richard Lander School in Truro (Tresawles Road,  TR1 3LD).

The workshop will be an opportunity to discuss the diverse range of skills and tactics that have been used in the fight against climate change and social injustice.

Speakers at this event are Mike Birkin from Friends of the Earth, Howard Balmer, a campaigner with groups including Climate Friendly St Merryn, Greenpeace and Plane Stupid and Emily Apple from Fitwatch and Kernow Action Now.

Anyone interested in attending this event should contact Rob Pickering at rob@cep.org.uk


Kernow Action Now! – First Meeting Reminder

13 September, 2009

Kernow Action Now! (KAN!) is a new, non-hierarchical, consensus-based group that supports, promotes and encourages all forms of direct action to confront, stop and eventually reverse the destruction of our communities and the planet.

We aim to encourage and facilitate self-determination in our communities rather than a reliance on the state or charity.

We want to encourage a shift to a low-carbon, people centred future where wealth is measured by our relationships to each other and the
environment instead of by human and resource exploitation.

We meet at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

Next meeting is on 15 September at The ‘Front, Custom House Quay, Falmouth If you want to get involved or want to find out more, come to one of our meetings or email kernowaction@gmail.com.