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The world PARTY is said a lot in the world of DFs and has a number of meanings. In this sense though and the one which is probably heard the most is in the Project or Centre sense.
PARTY stands for Politically Active Revolutionary Thinking Youth, it is similar to the MESTUP project, it’s what could say is a political and current affairs peer education.
The aims of PARTY are to get people thinking both inside and outside the box on ‘political’ issues, as well as getting people thinking for themselves on these issues and for them not to be jumping on ‘bandwagon’, but also to help you understand why people have the viewpoint they do, and just because its not the same as yours doesn’t mean its wrong.
The issues currently explored by PARTY are
- Climate Change
- Asylum Seekers and Refugees
- Media and its different perspectives
PARTY uses a number of medians in order to help people come to their own viewpoint on certain issues, these involve a media walkway which covers particular issues in every viewpoint, therefore you will see articles from the Daily Star to the Guardian, as well as all the available leaflets, Posters and Documentaries surrounding the Particular Issue. The walkway will always have a member of the PARTY team present, so it also acts as a drop in centre for you to ask about any questions you have from any recent news that you have seen, to a particular opinion or just for a chat about what you saw on TV last night.
There are also workshops and mock court cases to explore the issue in more depth, the court cases have become a great hit with the participants with you getting to choose to be either a defendant/prosecutor lawyer or the jury. An example of a court case was surrounding the issue of climate change, with the younger generations coming back to sue our current generation, as they think we could have done more to prevent climate change.
Interested? Want to know more?
If you are interested in joining the PARTY team then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and get on board!