Published 13th September 2021

CO21 Workshop Listings – Day 3

Here are the workshop listings and sign-up links for DAY 3 of CO21: The Positive Power of Place.

THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 09:30 – 10:30

FRAMEWORK FOCUS – STRATEGY

Facilitated by Nick Laffan of Community Organisers

Join Nick Laffan for this interactive workshop focusing on the Strategy part of the Community Organising Framework.

Nick is the Head of the National Academy of Community Organising. In this role, he oversees all of our training and quality assurance, working alongside our network of 15 Social Action Hubs. Nick trained as a community organiser himself ten years ago, going on to train and support hundreds of community organisers around the country to listen, reflect and create change.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 09:30 – 11:00

HARD TO REACH OR EASY TO IGNORE?

Facilitated by Laura Seabohm of Changing Lives

During this workshop Laura Seebohm will talk about her learning at northern charity Changing Lives, working alongside people experiencing extreme hardships such as selling sex, homelessness, addiction, and experiencing abuse and exploitation.

She will examine how people’s experiences are too often misunderstood, misrepresented, or unheard by those with power in the system to make decisions on their behalf.

Laura will explore how her thinking has emerged, often learning by mistakes, and the solidarity we can show when we truly listen and to ensure people’s narratives are at the heart of how we fight for social change and social justice.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 11:30 – 13:00

GUERILLA GARDENS

Facilitated by Bianca Todd of the Ron Todd Foundation

This workshop explores the power of guerrilla gardening: When people grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes, but more than that when the gardening takes place using guerrilla activism tools the communities are connected, upskilled, and motivated to engage.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 12:00 – 13:00

FRAMEWORK FOCUS – ACTION

Facilitated by Nick Laffan of Community Organisers

Join Nick Laffan for this interactive workshop focusing on Action as part of the Community Organising Framework.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 14:00 – 15:30

COHORT 2 – THE POWER OF CONNECTING

Facilitated by prof. aladin aladin

A one-off public session with COHORT2, a small band of multidisciplinary community organisers from across the U.K. who have been meeting as a confidential peer support group every week since the Coronavirus pandemic.

The influence and impact of COHORT2 have been far-reaching – contributing to the establishment of Reflective Citizens in the UK as well as catalysing new thinking within the charity Community Organisers and providing a critical sounding-board for the continuing professional and personal development of the individuals in the cohort.

This is an opportunity to eavesdrop on an ever-evolving process where outcomes and consequences are unpredictable yet invariably valuable and more often than not are the highlight and end-point of a member’s week. The workshop will incorporate a regular sitting of COHORT2 integrated with a Q&A.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 15:00 – 16:00

FRAMEWORK FOCUS – CHANGE

Facilitated by Nick Laffan of Community Organisers

Join Nick Laffan for this interactive workshop focusing on Change as part of the Community Organising Framework.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 15:30 – 17:00

BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER THROUGH JOURNALISM: THE PEOPLE’S NEWSROOM

Facilitated by the People’s Newsroom Team

The news and media industry is failing to authentically serve and represent our communities – and that’s largely down to who owns and runs newsrooms and who tells our stories. Too often, journalism is part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

At the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, we believe in the power of journalism to unleash community power, and that’s what we’re doing with The People’s Newsroom Initiative. It’s a project to create an industry that belongs to and is representative of all of us. One where we tell our stories with our own voices, respond to community needs and spark positive change.

In this workshop, we’ll be discussing what our communities want and need from journalism, sharing radical solutions, explaining how you can get involved, and starting to build a coalition for change.

The session will be facilitated by the People’s Newsroom team – Shazia Ali, from EYST, and Shirish Kulkarni and Megan Lucero from The Bureau Local team at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 16:00 – 17:30

POETRY EXCHANGE – RECONCILING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

Facilitated by Donald Jenkins (Born Lippy) and Moussa Sylla (Spoken)

This workshop will highlight the community organising process in bringing people together from different cultural backgrounds, to produce poetries that inspire people to take action.

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THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 19:00 – 20:00

TOP TIPS FOR CAPTURING STORIES ON FILM USING PHONES OR ZOOM

Facilitated by Patricia Reilly and David Symes of Community Organisers

How can we utilise the technology we have, to help us capture stories. This workshop is designed to give you practical ideas for capturing the stories in a way that minimises the work of editing afterward. We will show examples of what to do and what not to do.

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