This monthly online series offers the opportunity for South East Fellows to discover changemakers from across their region, be inspired and learn from each other.
Inspired by the RSA’s origin as an enlightenment coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our new South East Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share and develop ideas for social change. Each event will spotlight one South East Fellow, giving them the opportunity to share their work, challenges they’ve faced, the impact they’re having and future aspirations. Following the talks, you’ll be invited to join small group discussions to discuss the topic of the day, or anything else it brings up for you.
Join us on a Friday lunchtime every month – discover local changemakers, meet Fellows, learn from each other’s work and start your weekend with a spark of inspiration. We'll hear from:
Friday 1 December: Charlie Pericleous - building resilience against violent extremism (Portsmouth)
Charlie Pericleous FRSA has 15 years experience delivering Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) projects within local authorities and the Home Office, especially working with young people and educational establishments. In 2020, he was awarded an MBE for his work within this area.
Join us to hear about his Catalyst-winning project 'Influences' (2022), offering a create way to tackle the sensitive subject of radicalisation and extremism, with young people in a classroom setting. The game is designed to help highlight how informed decisions can build resilience, and how local support structures can reduce the risk of harm and exploitation. We'll also hear about his recent work with establishments and young people across Europe, tackling polarisation and encouraging respectful debates, and active listening.
Previous events in the series included:
- 13 October: Kim Pickin FRSA & Ellie Monk – Green Arts Oxfordshire Network (GAON)
- 22 Sept: Alexander Horowitz FRSA - Games for Change
- 9 June: Subash Ludhra FRSA - Dadima’s Walk & Talk Sunday
- 26 May: Sarah Ratty FRSA - The Conscious Fashion Lab
- 12 May: Faye Brookes FRSA – demonstrating the new RSA Fellowship digital community platform
- 14 April: Toby Murray FRSA – the RSA's research on young people’s health and economic security
- 17 March: Vivienne Porritt FRSA - Empowering women Education leaders, WomenEd
- 4 Nov: Carol Sweetenham FRSA- Aspire Oxfordshire community enterprise
- Friday 7 October: Grace Abamba FRSA- Sutton African & Caribbean Cultural Organisation (SACCO)
Taking part in Online Events
Zoom call joining details will be sent out via email in advance of the event.
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