Monthly Archives: August 2011

Learning to Organise across the world

Last Friday evening I went on an online campus tour of the New Organizing University. An initiative of the New Organizing Institute, the university starts to offer distance learning courses on community organising in September. The meeting brought together about … Continue reading

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Organising in Print

Here  are some books that form a good primer on community organising: Rules for Radicals – cover Saul Alinsky (1989) Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals Vintage Books: Random House These reflections on community organising are offered … Continue reading

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Understanding activism

Over the last five months, I have been studying activism in Southwark as part of an MA in community organising. The course has run for the first time this year in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. … Continue reading

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What’s community organising anyhow?

Community organising is relatively new in the UK. In the States, it is a well-developed professional field with many different networks and traditions. It is also represented in Canada, the Philippines, Germany, Kenya, France, India, Korea, and many other countries and … Continue reading

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What is it about Southwark?

The London Borough of Southwark is on the south bank of the River Thames in central London. It is flanked by Lewisham to the East and Lambeth to the West. Across the river on the north bank, lie the Cities … Continue reading

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Why I’m an Organiser

Many people working in community building – and more widely in the social sector – will affirm their commitment to social justice. I am an organiser because my values start from a deep seated conviction that each human being is … Continue reading

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