- 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.
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For the last few weeks, I have been exploring here some of the key concepts in community organising. The work in North Camberwell has of course continued and this week’s post updates readers on development in our work there. Building … Continue reading
This week we held a ‘Festive Celebration’ for local residents and others from the area. We invited loads of people in person and by distributing a simple flyer to some key places. We put up posters in the bus stops … Continue reading
The role of an organiser is to work with people to give them a sense of their own power and capacity for change. It’s to discern how leaders can emerge and to give them every support to pursue their dreams. … Continue reading
It’s been several months since I sat down to write a post for this blog. In some ways, that has been right and in some wrong. The material with which I was working – my organising in Walworth SE17 – … Continue reading
This weekend I joined over two hundred people at the first Action Camp for the Locality community organiser programme. The free to participants event ran from mid-day on Saturday to mid afternoon on Monday at Keele University campus near Stoke … Continue reading
If I was looking to overdose on digital neighbourhood issues, this was the week. We are in a unique situation of working with two amazing tutors Sophie Hostick-Boakye from the Young Foundation’s Digital Activism programme on raising awareness of community … Continue reading