- Mark Parker is a community organiser in the London Borough of Southwark. I am just setting out on the journey toward becoming an effective organiser and this is a place for me to reflect on the experience and what I am learning. I hope you will join in and offer your thoughts, so that we can turn my comments and ideas into a conversation.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
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
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
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
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