I facilitated the afternoon session of the Radical Rural workshop in July 2017, which was an exploration of rural migrant activism in the UK, particularly in response to the growth of Sanctuary movements to welcome refugees.
Questions, designed using an Appreciative Inquiry approach, guided conversations between participants. It enabled them to explore their existing radical rural community, aspirations for the futures and the conditions needed to achieve these.
A Radical Rural Handbook was produced with input from the workshop.
“Marjolein was a fantastic facilitator, she is engaging and warm, and her professional and positive approach really helped to open up the discussions and generate new ideas and provocations. I would highly recommend Marjolein to other groups looking for someone to inspire and energise their meetings or other collaborative events”.
Emma Marshall, University of Exeter