The Earth First! Summer Gathering is the place where people who want to be involved in grassroots ecological direct action get together for six days to share skills and ideas, learn, play, rant, find out what’s going on, live outside, strategise, hang out, incite, laugh and join struggles against fracking, climate change, new roads and other forms of environmental destruction.
This year’s gathering will be taking place near Durham in solidarity with anti-coal resistance in the north-east – with some fun stuff happening after the weekend! More precise details about the venue and how to get there will be made available nearer the time. Tell your comrades, bring your friends!
The workshops, networking and planning of actions at this low impact eco-living camp is organised non-hierarchically. It’s run without leaders by everyone who comes along, so come prepared to chip in! Last year the cost was just £5 per day for food (all of which is vegan) and anything from £5 to £50 towards the expense of the camp but no-one will be turned away who cannot afford to pay.
Since 2017 the National Animal Rights Gathering has been incorporated as an embedded strand within the EF! Summer Gathering. Workshops at last year’s event included: Introduction to hunt sabbing; Tackling everyday speciesism; Funding AR actions; The Save movement; The badger cull; Mapping the scene: AL, AR and veganism; Speak your values and Veganism in law. There will be loads more – including over 100 workshops from EF! If you would like to contribute a workshop contact: firstname.lastname@example.org