Monthly Archives: November 2012

What makes up a neighbourhood?

We’ve been working in a new area of Camberwell for the last six weeks. It’s not a natural community but rather a place set between two villages: Walworth to the north and Camberwell to the south. On the road that … Continue reading

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Chávez – Organising for Humanity

The rich have money – the poor have time. (César Chávez) For some time, I have been aware of other figures than Saul Alinsky who have taken forward the community organising tradition and made it their own. One of those … Continue reading

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Making Waves

The current situation for most UK community organisers is a difficult one. The programme was born out of a Conservative manifesto commitment to train 5,000 organisers in the lifetime of this Parliament. It has always had strong personal backing from … Continue reading

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