- 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: November 2011
Politics always comes with assumptions attached. For example people on the doorstep have said to me ‘It’s all about voting’ or ‘Anything controversial is political’. Everyday political conversation is surrounded by conventions and a strange kind of etiquette. When I … Continue reading
Standing in a doorway on the sunless side of the street, I got into conversation with an elderly man this week. He was as he said ‘born and bred’ in Walworth and now nearing 80 was ready to move away. … Continue reading
This week has been the first when we have been able to get out onto the streets to listen to people about their views on their community. The local team of five organisers – Zara, Nicholas, Ahmed, Kathleen and me … Continue reading