Youth work backstories, reimagining safeguarding and embodiment

Youth work backstories, reimagining safeguarding and embodiment

In June, we had the pleasure of coming together for the second rendition of our Safe Yeah? course that we ran in April. Even though we had run the same workshops two months beforehand, we know that each course is different and special.  We started the Saturday with welcomes, a grounding ritual,...

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Safe Yeah? Reflections from our recent course

Safe Yeah? Reflections from our recent course

On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April we were delighted to run our first edition of “Safe Yeah?”, a free weekend course on radical youth work for People of the Global Majority. Shake!’s history originated with running courses for young people, and it felt like passing the baton to transition into...

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A World Without Racism Book with a chapter from us!

A World Without Racism Book with a chapter from us!

We are so delighted to announce that we will have a chapter on 'Creative and Embodied Approaches to Antiracism' in Joshua Virasami's new book 'A World Without Racism: Building Antiracist Futures', published by Pluto Press. This book will be released in July 2024 with chapters on topics such as...

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Safe yeah? –  Radical Youth Work in a hostile environment

Safe yeah? – Radical Youth Work in a hostile environment

Dates: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024 Location: Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA What does it mean to be a Global Majority* youth worker today?  For many of us, it often means being caught between what's in the best interest of the communities we not only work with, but the communities we...

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Hope for a more loving world

Hope for a more loving world

This Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking about how a hope for a more loving world sustains us in these testing times.  This week, with scenes in Rafah and the continued attack on Palestine, it’s been hard to stay hopeful. Times have been hard and realistically, an end to it all doesn’t feel like it’s...

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Tending the Fiyah and Building Caring Futures

Tending the Fiyah and Building Caring Futures

This October, we had the pleasure of running two workshops where a radical approach to working with young people was central.  Tending the Fiyah was a one day course supporting Shakers! from our ENRGY courses this year to run their own workshops for young people during the half term. Building...

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