1. Mašta Handbook - practical guide to creative activism is released!

    This handbook on creative activism is intended to function as a trigger to move from thinking to doing, by sharing different methodologies, best practices, experiences, advice, anecdotes, tips and tricks. The online community and publication created by open and flat structured collective of authors is meant for youth educators, activists, artists, community facilitators and everyone else who believes in progress by bottom-up and a socially engaged microrevolution.

    You can find it here - http://www.mastazine.net/handbook/.

  2. Xchange Scotland Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Tuesday 21st May, 6pm

    Xchange Scotland are having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 21st May at 6pm. The location for the event is at Society M, in Glasgow town centre.

    The event is a review of the year that has gone past, a look forward to the year ahead and a chance for the members to vote on the election of new members of the Executive Committee.

    Please contact us to confirm your attendance. 

  3. Get involed with our Creative Activism project... Spring/Summer 2013

    Xchange Scotland are partners in an international project about creative activism. Creative activism is about getting out into the world and sharing critical thinking in a fun and engaging way. At the moment we are working on a Handbook of Creative Activism and we would really appreciate some new faces to work together with us. We have 2 hot topics that scream for attention!

    1 - CREATIVE ACTIVISM REPORTS

    This is a great chance for you, all the creative activists, to reach the world and share things you have already done. All you need to do is send us a nice written report about one action you have made. It has never been so easy to get into the book!

  4. "Make Sectarianism a History lesson". Exhibitions of our Poster-writing project 2013

    UNBELIEVABLE: We've almost arrived to the end of our poster-writing project!! Loads of great workshops exploring the topics of Sectarianism and Tolerance, challenging assumptions and finding new horizons... to verify that we can make a positive change on Sectarianism, indeed.

  5. Come along to our Civic Reception to celebrate and find out more about international volunteering - Tuesday, 3pm, 9th April 2013

    We are very pleased to invite you along to an event we have at the City Chambers in Glasgow to celebrate and share information about international volunteering. The event will start at 3pm on Tuesday 9th April. It will go on until about 5pm.

    What is this event about? 

    As you may know, Xchange Scotland is a charity set up by young people in Glasgow to use international volunteering and non-formal education to inspire and support people to make a positive impact in their own communities. We achieve this by bringing volunteers to support the work of non-profit organisations in Scotland and by sending volunteers to partners in more than 40 different countries across the world. This event is intended to be a celebration of those volunteers!

  6. Photo Competiton - "What is your reality?"

    Within the international project "Loesje Crosses the Mediterranean" (NGO from Egypt, Germany, Israel, Palestine, Slovenia and the United Kingdom coming together around the topics of Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Speach) we want YOU to share your perception of your reality through one photograph.

    The competition will be running until the 31st March 2013 and 10 photos will be chosen to be exhibited in a travelling exhibition together with the Loesje posters created in workshops during this collaboration. Since this is an international project, there is also the possibility of your photo being exhibited in any of the other partipating countries.

  7. Amazing learning opportunity in Berlin - 15th-21st March 2013. We're looking for 5 participants - get in touch if you're interested :-)

    We are very proud to offer the fantastic opportunity to 5 folks from Scotland to get involved with our work and participate in an amazing learning opportunity in Berlin. We are not necessarily looking for people with previous experience, but with the right motivation (see description below). The training course takes place in Berlin from the 15th-21st March - all costs are covered (travel, food, accommodation etc.) Participants must be commited to meeting as a group before March, and to be involved in activities when they come back.

  8. Poster-writing in Glasgow for Holocaust Memorial Day - 4pm - 24th January 2013

    Do you want to get creative? Come along to the Pearce Institute on Thursday (24th January) for a creative group workshop as part of Holocaust Memorial Day. We will be  texts through the Loesje poster-writing method - check out the Loesje website for what other Loesje groups are doing. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to come along - just let us know you want to come along in advance, so we have an idea of numbers and how many biscuits we need to buy! So, what will happen during the workshop...?

  9. Xchange Scotland at the Scottish Parliament - Make Sectarianism a History Lesson - December 2012

    Xchange Scotland are very excited to be presenting our Sectarianism project at the Scottish Parliament this month. The exhibition of the posters will be in the Garden Lobby of the Parliament from the 17th-21st December. And we will be hosting an event at the Parliament to bring school pupils, MSPs and other interested parties together to discuss the project. 

    The event will be on Thursday the 20th December starting at 1pm and going on until 2:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact us.

  10. Executive Committee members wanted - we are recruiting volunteers to help shape our future...

    Do you have a passion for international exchange and global justice? Do you believe young Scots have an opportunity to help change their world for the better? Xchange Scotland does and we need like-minded people who can see this future to guide the organisation forward. We are recruiting new Executive Committee members for the organisation.

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