Wes Talks Digital Download – Craftivism
Craftivism.com defines Craftivism as, “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper & your quest for justice more infinite.”
It is that compassion and quest for justice that we explore in this talk. The New Room invited nationally recognised campaigner Katy Styles to speak on her experience as founder of the We Care Campaign. Katy was joined by Revd Rachel Parkinson, who has a passion for building community through collaborative craft and Revd Michaela Youngson, a glass-fuser with a passion for social justice.
Hosted by Kate Rogers
Organised in conjunction with the Methodist Church’s Learning Network South West.
Recorded May 2021. Running time: 1 hr 2 mins approx
Please note, you will be emailed a link to view the recording once payment has been processed – there may be a delay from purchase confirmation to receiving the link.
About the panel:
Katy Styles is a full-time carer and campaigner who founded the award winning We Care Campaign for unpaid carers in 2018. At that time, Katy felt that unpaid carers voices were going unheard by decision makers. A huge fan of Sarah Corbett and the Craftivism Collective, Katy and the We Care community have successfully used craftivism – craft and activism – to highlight carer issues in parliaments across the UK.
Rachel Parkinson is a presbyter in the Methodist Church, currently serving as Chair of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District. She has a passion for building community through collaborative craft. As a glass fuser, Rachel is delighted that the District includes the historic centre of the glass industry and is currently on her third collaboration linking the Methodist Church with the International Festival of Glass.
Michaela Youngson is a Methodist presbyter, serving as a Chair in the London District of the Methodist Church. Michaela is the author of Making the Colours Sing, 2005 and The Weaver, the Word and Wisdom: worshipping the triune God, 2007. Michaela can often be heard on BBC Radio 2, when she offers a Pause for Thought on the Early Breakfast Show, or on BBC Radio 4, leading the Daily Service. In her spare time, she works with glass, making jewellery and art pieces.