as agreed in our first telco (2.10., see https://pad.degrowth.net/O-VuJLi9RHyFtP4sXxytHQ), we will have a global action day (GAD) on the first of June 2019:
This GAD will be a merge of “picnic for degrowth” (https://picnic4degrowth.wordpress.com/) and “day of good life for all” (https://www.degrowth.info/en/our-projects/good-life-for-all-day/).
Since the telco we also spoke with other degrowthers. Feedback about the merger was absolutely positive. And it is also appreciated to include the term “Degrowth” in the subtitle.
But there was a feeling that the conclusion about the title and subtitle was not totally clear or could be a bit confusing.
One concern is, that if the (main or sub-)title contains the word “picnic”, then it is a bit strange, if the action taking place does not really include a picnic, but is e.g. a repair cafe or a clothes exchange party, even if conviviality is part of this action. As picnic is more specific in its meaning, the title should be more general and in the description the conviviality aspect could be stressed; furthermore picnic could be the first example of a possible action of this GAD.
How about something like this:
Main title: Action Day “Good Life for All”
Subtitle: International Degrowth Day
Description: All people, groups and movements who are committed to a good life for all and who are interested in an economy and society beyond growth are invited to take part in this action day, by organizing a local action or event which brings people together to envision a convivial post-growth society.
Examples: Organize or join a picnic and chat about ideas of what a post-growth society might involve. Change often starts with a nice chat around good food!
Or organize lectures, discussions, flash mobs, information booth, demonstrations or small festivals…
What do you think? Please add some comments here!
We think a discussion here in the forum might be more fruitful than on the phone