I am running online training sessions for data and membership volunteers on how to use NationBuilder to help you in your tasks. These are only open to Oxfordshire Green Party members who have volunteered.
We need to quickly welcome new members and volunteers to the Oxfordshire Green Party and their local group. Then we need to find out what they would like to do and how we can help each other - and record that data so we can keep track and send reminders. We do that using a volunteer management database provided by NationBuilder.
If you would like to help improve the member and volunteer experience through the better use of data, and then get more people engaged in campaigning, sign up for one of these training sessions.
Pick the shifts you can attend when you RSVP.
I create video recordings after each session and list them in the training videos page.
(If you want to see all the things you can do in NationBuilder, read their guide for field and community organizing).
What ideas lie behind modern green politics?
How do climate, politics, economies and societies interact?
Where do we even start to tackle it all?!
Join us for the South and Vale Winter Book Club!
Over the next six months, we'll dip our toes in to some of the big ideas and bestsellers of the modern green movement. Definitely no prior knowledge required - just grab a cup of tea, curl up with a banket, and join in!
Each month we'll have a recommended read, as well as some alternative suggestions. For many of us, these will be new ideas - our hope is that this will be a welcoming space to ask the basic questions!
No need to RSVP, just login to any or all of the meetings and join the conversation.
We've tried to ensure each book is widely available second-hand or as a cheap paperback. There's no pressure to invest in a whole new set of books - there'll always be a free to access version, format or suggestions around the theme.
Members of South and Vale Green Party will automatically receive Zoom meeting details by email - if you'd like to join us please get in touch [email protected].
7.30pm via Zoom
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (first publ. 1962).
We're starting with a book that is often credited with launching the modern environmental movement; Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sounded the ecological alarm over the effect of chemicals on the natural world nearly sixty years ago.
If you don't have access to a copy, Silent Spring is freely available as an audiobook on Youtube.
7.30pm via Zoom
Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
See also Klein give a lecture on the book (start at 5:35) or On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal.
Guy Standing, Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now (2020)
Alternative read - Annie Lowery, Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income would end Poverty, Revolutionize Work and Remake the World (2018)
Vanessa Nakate, A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis (2021)
March... and onwards? - TBC by popular choice!
Come along and meet other local Greens and their friends at 'The White House'. Chat about life, trees, local campaigns and news over a glass of something refreshing. We're also looking forward to supporting this great local social enterprise, 'Social Tap' at their new-ish location on Abingdon Road, Oxford. Everyone welcome.