Facing repression: building movement resilience

The first gathering in Regenerative Activism, 2021: an annual conference of dialogues and workshops exploring radical transformation organised by Ulex Project, Gita Parihar and advaya.

As our movements grow and as the faltering neoliberal order tries to salvage its interests through new alignments with the far right and other authoritarian tendencies, activists and our organisations face new threats and forms of attack. We need to better understand the mechanisms of suppression and repression and ways to combat the damage they cause our movements.


Gee (Guhyapati)

A hub of collaboration, the Ulex Project is run by Col·lectiu Eco-Actiu, a non-profit involved in the design and delivery of residential training since 2008. The Ulex Project is a fresh initiative building on that experience. Ulex Project believe that connectivity is a key to cognitive vitality and learning. Diversity is crucial to resilience and adaptive capacity. We live at a time where social and ecological challenges require a shift from atomised individualism to networks of solidarity. It implies a new collectivity which still honours individuality. It requires cooperation balanced with autonomy. Ulex thrives on connectivity and seeks to be a reference for value based collaboration. Ulex works with numerous individuals and organisations to design and deliver our training programme. They establish partnerships with organisations across Europe and internationally. They bring diverse groups and individuals together in learning communities. They support organisations, groups, and individuals to foster collaborations, build networks, share experience, and deepen movement resilience through meaningful connection.

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Ilaj is project lead for Ulex’s LGBTQI+ psycho-social resilience and holistic security programme.

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Glacier Kwong

Glacier Kwong is a political activist from Hong Kong. She is founder of Keyboard Frontline, monitoring privacy abuses and censorship on the Web.

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Laurence Cox

Dr Laurence Cox is at the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University.

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