The World Transformed is supporting, developing and delivering political education across the UK in order to build a movement capable of radically transforming society.
The World Transformed is about imagining the world we want to live in and planning how we get there. And it’s about doing it together.
We want to see the transformation of today’s society into one based on economic, environmental and social justice - a society where power is transferred from the establishment and into the hands of the many, and where oppression of all kinds is dismantled. We believe that electing a socialist government is a key part of this, but we know that truly transformative change can only be driven by the grassroots.
As such, we need to build a mass, self-educating and politically conscious movement which is capable of electing and sustaining a radical government, as well as holding it to account. We need people of all ages and backgrounds to be engaged in political thinking and organising; to have a say in shaping the future of society. And we need this culture of collective political education to be embedded up and down the UK, across all spheres of society.
Our annual 4-day festival of politics, arts and music began in 2016, and has since become the biggest political education event in the UK. While we cannot wait for the fourth edition of the festival to take place this September, we recognise that there’s only so much we can achieve in 4 days once a year. To realise our vision we need political education initiatives to be happening across the country all year round.
As such, we need a network of organisers and educators working together to develop popular political education in their communities - and The World Transformed is working to make that a reality. We will work with unions, grassroots campaigns, CLPs, politicians, educators and more to develop tools and training for our movement, and we will give support to existing political education projects as well as pioneering new ones.
In 2018, Derby Transformed organised the very first local TWT event, attracting hundreds of people together to discuss politics, meet others and organise for the future. Since then, we have seen 19 local groups establish themselves and organise events ranging from a single day to three day festivals in their own communities. We want to help more Transformed groups grow, connecting them to each other and providing support for their events.
If you are interested in organising your own Transformed event and want to find out more about how to do this get in touch with us at [email protected]
If we are serious about political education in our movement we need to intervene and organise in those areas that have been ‘left behind’ by mainstream politics and political parties. From local Transformed groups like Teesside and Birmingham, to organisations like the Left Book Club, Ella Baker and more, activists all over the UK are already working to make this a reality.
We are building a network of political education organisers who want to share their experiences, learn from others and access trainings from TWT and other organisations to improve their skills. Whether you want to organise your own Transformed event in your community, or you are already organising your own events we want to bring people together to establish a more connected network of individuals engaging with each other.
As part of this network, TWT will be developing trainings for activists who want to develop their skills, learn more about the ideas and practise of political education and improve their events. To find out more and how you can get involved email [email protected].
We will also be developing a public directory of political education events to promote the work being done by activists and organisations all across the UK.