Published on April 27, 2012

Webinar 5: Organising people for power

Creative Councils People & participation

By Tim Hughes

Tim is Involve's incoming director, taking over from 21st January 2017. Tim has led campaigns and advocacy on open government; advised national, devolved and local governments, civil society organisations and multilateral institutions; and researched and written on topics including public participation, open government, democratic reform, civil society advocacy and public administration.

Today, 27 April, we held the fifth webinar in our series on community engagement for the Creative Councils programme.

In this session,  Mark Parker explores what modern broad-based organising looks like in practice, where it has come from and how organising can contribute to reviving grassroots democracy. Mark is a community organiser working in Southwark in South London, part of the four-year programme of training in organising delivered by Locality and partners across England.

Creating space for communities to gain their own power is vital to tackling injustice and poverty. Unless people come together and challenge their own expectations and those of their allies, they will never find the ways to control their own destiny.

Here is a recording of the webinar for your interest:

You can also flick through the slides from Mark’s presentation:

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Enjoy!

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