Activism at home: Generation Rebellion explores new ways to connect voices on climate change during lockdown Over the past two months, Magic Me has employed new ways of working with the group of women involved in “Generation Rebellion” remotely due to COVID-19.
“Generation Rebellion” brings together year nine students from Mulberry School for Girls with older women from the local community to explore the climate emergency, and what it means to be an activist. Led by artists Sue Mayo and Elsa James, the group is using art, writing, voice and drama to find out how to be a rebel, in quiet and noisy ways.
“The project is an exploration of being an activist,” explains Catherine Connell, Project Manager of Schools and Communities Programme, Magic Me. “As we enter the 2020s the Earth seems to be shouting at us about climate change, but how can we really make a difference? What could we do together as a group of intergenerational women that would get our voices heard?
“Magic Me has always been a pioneer, constantly innovating and adapting to change. We are using the coronavirus emergency to learn even more about how we can connect people together and what we need to do to include everyone in a community. With this in mind, we have found a way for the groups to work remotely until we are able to meet again.”
For updates on the project please see the Magic Me website.