The Socialist Unity Network

ISM training weekends

ISM London Training Weekends for Olive Harvest Campaign

Thinking of joining the International Solidarity Movement?

ISM London hold training weekends on the first full weekend of every
month in London for volunteers intending on travelling to Palestine. The
next two weekends are scheduled for:
2nd & 3rd October
6th & 7th November

Training takes place over two days. It is important to attend on both
days, otherwise you will miss half of the training programme.

We recommend that, if possible, you attend a training weekend at least a
month before your travel date.

Times: 10.45am-6pm Saturday & 10.45am-6pm Sunday (approx.)

Venue: North London (subject to change)

Training involves discussion on the following topics:

ISM History, Principles & Activity; Hopes & Fears; Non-violence
discussions & exercises; Cultural awareness; motivations & solidarity;
plenary. Finish. We can then go for a drink-this is optional of course.

Sunday: Legal briefing; Consensus decision-making; Media;
Practical/travel issues; emotional wellbeing; plenary. Finish.

To register, email us stating preferred dates.

To help you prepare for the experience of working as an ISMer in
Palestine, please consider the following questions. They are subjects we
will be dealing with during the training weekend, and it will be of
great benefit for you and for the orientation process to spend a few
minutes thinking about them:

(Please donīt be frightened or intimidated by any of these questions;
they are designed to help YOU explore your own motivations and

* Why do you want to go to Palestine, and work with the ISM in
* What are you hopes and fears about going to Palestine?
* What would you like to achieve by going to Palestine with ISM?
* What skills do you have which you think might be useful for ISM or for
working in Palestine in general?
* How do you plan to prepare to make contacts with the media or
influential people here before you leave?
* How do you plan to fund your trip?
* How do you think your trip will change things for you? Do you expect
to fit this into a longer term campaigning role?

Remember that ISM London is a support framework for UK activists going
to Palestine, so we are here to help with as much advice & guidance as
we can offer. If youīre struggling to answer these questions, donīt
worry-this is what the preparation process is for.

We look forward to seeing you at training!

ISM London


September 2004


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