Art of Hosting Conversations

The Art of Hosting is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges. It is a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size. Based on the assumption that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life – the Art of Hosting blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them.

Lots of different resources on having conversations are available here:

Bangla Stories

Our stories of migration came out of a three- year London School of Economics/University of Cambridge project. They’re told by people who left Bengal after Independence in 1947 when the state was divided into West Bengal and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh). These are stories of people who left behind home and family, people who crossed new borders and travelled overseas, people who made new lives.

Resources for teachers:

Black Curriculum

Black Curriculum is a social enterprise that aims to deliver Black British history all across the UK. They run a range of variety of virtual and in-person programmes to schools, young people and corporations to promote the importance of Black history. They have also developed free and licensable resources for schools to teach students about Black history.

Links available to multiple resources to use in the classroom and beyond, including video animations on the Bristol Bus Boycotts and Fanny Eaton:


We want to change the way economics is taught. Students and teachers tell us this is long overdue.

The Economy has been classroom-tested in a variety of settings ranging from secondary schools to post

Ella Baker

We are developing imaginative new training materials based on concrete examples of struggles here in the UK. We are making them widely available online, and encouraging our movement to review and develop them through a process of 'open sourcing'.

Training materials on a variety of different campaigns, from the Battle of Cable Street to Black Lives Matter, are available here:

May Project Gardens

May Project Gardens works mostly with unaccompanied minors (children under the age of 18 who arrive in the UK alone). Through their youth programme Hip Hop Garden, they try to understand what being a young asylum seeker or refugee really means; what the lives of these young people are like as a consequence of their legal status and being far from their homes and families.

A video showing how Hip Hip can be used to educate and empower young people to be healthy, entrepreneurial and grow their communities:


Reroot.ED is an educational campaign run by young Black students. Our goal is to make the secondary school education system anti-racist, critical and inclusive. Like Fill in the Blanks it’s a project that grew out of the Advocacy Academy. The idea is that through people's stories and oral histories we can deconstruct and teach about the nuance of structural inequalities and how these dynamics are constructed across place and time, taking it further to prompt students and teachers to change the way they think about what a just classroom and a just society looks like

They have made a series of videos aimed at school students:

Stronger Stories

Stronger Stories is dedicated to democratising storytelling, and finding new ways for storytelling power to change the world for the better.

Resources to unlock the power of story telling from the Story School:

Training for Change

Training for Change is a training and capacity building organization for activists and organizers. We believe strong training and group facilitation is vital to movement building for social justice and radical change. Since 1992, we’ve supported groups taking direct action, building strong teams and organizations, and working at the grassroots. We train thousands of people each year in North America, and also internationally, across issues and sectors – from campaign strategy retreats for anti-gentrification community groups, facilitation training for union leaders, to de-escalation skills for immigrant rights groups resisting deportation.

A guide to making banners:

War on Want

Udita' is a new film by acclaimed documentary makers Rainbow Collective. It follows the lives of female Bangladeshi garment workers as they organise into a union and fight for their rights. The union highlighted, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), has been a partner of War on Want for many years.

A short documentary on the women of Bangladesh's sweatshops as they fight for a better life: