TRUST THE PEOPLE is a movement of community builders, open to everyone, sharing tools to help strengthen local communities.
It was born in Extinction Rebellion's Future Democracy hub, but now extends far beyond, and works with other organisations across the UK also seeking to transform the world we live in, notably Flatpack Democracy and Climate Emergency Centres.
Our aim is to build a real democracy from the ground up and to establish a compassionate society, that serves the needs of all.
OUR TEAM has put together a free course to help spread the knowledge and skills needed to reclaim community power and transform our society.
The programme is composed of five modules, laid out over eight weeks. All of the content is available online and for free. On the course, you will learn a range of new skills, meet others committed to building a better society, and hear about the incredible work community builders in the UK and across the world are already doing. Most importantly, you will have an enjoyable, uplifting and potentially life-changing experience.
Learn the skills you need to encourage democracy at a local level and be the change you want to see.
Module 1: Explore your identity and learn about bias
Module 2: Practice skills to better discuss your concerns with your neighbours.
Module 4: Learn of the power of people's assemblies and how to organise your own.
Module 5: Combine what you have learnt and strengthen your community.
Module 3: Understand the potential of regenerative culture to help build healthy teams.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Recommending everyone I know to sign up."
Support people to support themselves and their communities
Create a space to share each other's ideas, stories and skills
Support the creation of democratic communities where local people make the decisions together
Help create a society which looks after the needs of the people and the planet
Co-create a free learning programme available to all
Support people to run people's assemblies in their area with useful resources and training
Seek out stories from community builders around the world and sharing them here
YOUR JOURNEY does not end with the course. The Trust the People team is here to support all community transformers in their endeavours.
After graduating, you will be offered the chance to join a "Hive", a small group of like-minded people who will become your support system. You will be given a safe space to share your ideas and experiences, to ask for advice and build confidence with other community transformers.
WE NEED YOU:
THIS MOVEMENT thrives with the contributions of others. We are constantly looking to improve on what we offer, how we work and what we can learn from each other.
Our inspiration comes from your achievements, your stories, your feedback.
So please, send us some news from where you are. Tell us what your community has been up to. What are your plans? And how can we help? Any questions about the course?
GET IN TOUCH
We are a team made up solely of volunteers. Our capacity to keep this movement going relies on how much free time and energy we can spare for it.
A donation helps fund our online platforms, improve our advertising potential, and could even financially support our volunteers.