- Local Life
- Politics and International Studies
- PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
- Social Life
- Social Studies
It’s funny how I spend my free time…
…since I started on this 2+2 Social Studies degree. I certainly never imagined I would be campaigning and leafletting, fundraising and collecting items for Trussell Trust foodbanks, planting trees and gifting goats, attending talks on refugees and migrants, embarking on the Sprint Women’s development programme, marching down the Parade in Leamington with placards opposing funding cuts to the NHS and schools and standing in front of the Godiva statue in Coventry reading out names of those killed during the Great March of Return. Later this month we will be facilitating workshops and celebrating the suffrage centenary at the Lantern parade in Leamington, in honour of all those who courageously dared, and died, to demand votes for women.
Campaigning with Becky Gittins et al on a sunny November day
This weekend I will be visiting Holyhead Studios in Coventry (CV1 3AU) for a photographic exhibition Their World in Our Hands, about the UN Child Human Rights abuses in Palestine. The volunteers from Working with Villages in Palestine have just returned from another visit and I can’t wait to hear how they have been supporting families this year. The children’s poignant photos will also no doubt portray powerful stories which would otherwise go unreported by the media:
“Their World in Our Hands features portraits, which are a result of collaborative work between each child and the photographer. Each portrait will depict one of the child rights that they have personally endured according to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. All of the photographs will have been taken in Palestine and are current.” Exhibition runs from Friday 9th – Sunday 11th November 2018.
Whatever you do this weekend, make sure it is something your future self will thank you for, and remember to count your blessings!