Adfree Cities Newsletter – March 2022

Adfree Cities are offering free online anti-racism training for community activists – book your place today. Also: Adblock groups in the media, and a brand new form of surveillance advertising from JC Decaux. Featured image from Rising Arts Agency’s #WhoseFuture campaign 2020.

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Anti-oppression training for community activists

Adfree Cities are offering community activists the opportunity to attend free online anti-oppression training to challenge and raise awareness of this within our organisations and grassroots movement.

Artwork by Camille Aboudaram

Session 1 – Monday 28 March, 6-8pm (online)

Session 2 – Monday 25 April, 6-8pm (online)

The trainings will touch on race, racism, white supremacy, power, privilege and allyship, and the workshops will be designed as a base from which efforts at anti-oppression, equity, diversity and inclusion can be built into the work of our network.

Adfree Cities have commissioned this training to be delivered by experienced external facilitators to help us to confront and start to address issues of race, power, privilege and oppression internally and within our network. We also want to open this work out to the wider movement where it may be of benefit and so encourage other grassroots activists to apply.

Find out more and book your place here.

In the media…

The campaigning work of Adblock Lambeth, Adblock Bristol and the wider Adfree Cities network was featured in a recent Huck magazine article.

Read more here.

Communications or surveillance? 

Adblock Lambeth are opposing new ‘communication hubs’ in London which are basically advertising dressed up as community support, as well as something potentially more sinister.

Read the blog here.

Donate to Adfree Cities

The campaigning work Adblock Bristol has done since 2017 has inspired similar groups in Norwich, Lambeth, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham and Exeter. Would you consider making a small donation to Adfree Cities to help support this work?

If so, you can donate and share here:

In solidarity,

Charlotte and the Adfree Cities team

Adfree Cities is a network of groups across the UK who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy. We lobby for policy change at national and local levels, showcase alternatives, organise locally to stop new advertising sites in UK cities, and produce resources to raise awareness about the impacts of commercial advertising. 

Read our vision and values, and find out more in our FAQS.

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