United Kingdom, Bristol

Arts, Activism and Social Justice

when 7 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 2650

A summer school that explores the intersections of arts, activism and social justice. As important as the on-campus academic delivery is the shared teaching delivered by community-based partners in the thriving arts and voluntary sectors of Bristol.

Course leader

This programme is also offered in associated with the Fulbright Commission.

Target group

This summer school particularly suits undergraduate students who are community leaders and activists. We welcome students from any major who are interested in understanding the context for and learning the tools to effect change in their home communities.
You will be joined by University of Bristol students who will take the summer school alongside our international students.

Course aim

Over the course of the programme, you will:

Learn about movements for social change and justice from around the world
Discover how people from diverse social contexts have used a combination of philosophy and the arts as vehicles for social change
Learn about the key role of Bristol in the development of transatlantic slavery
Examine legacies of racism, slavery and colonialism, and the impact of these legacies on the lives of people today
Explore how race and ethnicity intersect with gender in shaping social experience
Examine what responsibilities we might have today as a result of historical legacies of racial injustice
Learn about Bristol and Great Britain
Develop transferable skills for use in future leadership and social entrepreneurship
Develop academic and study skills
Get involved in a variety of community and civic activities
Meet a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds
Develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
Topics will range across geographic areas, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, with six overlapping themes:

Racism and social justice
Colonialism and independence
Global feminisms
Migration and refugees
Environmental sustainability
Health and wellbeing.

Credits info

5 EC
10 University of Bristol credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 2.5-3 US semester credits.

Fee info

GBP 2650: The programme fee includes:
All tuition, workshop participation, and a transcript
A bus ticket for unlimited travel within the Bristol region, and all workshops and creative sessions
Single-room accommodation in a University of Bristol residence
All meals
Supportive student mentors to help with your questions and activities, on call 24/7
A social programme to match your interests
Arrivals and departures day transfers within Bristol from the airport, coach station or Temple Meads train station.