- 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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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
Over the last few weeks, the five organisers working in Southwark (Nicholas, Zara, Ahmed, Kathleen and me) have been walking, talking and observing. We’ve each hosted a visit to our home neighbourhood and spent two to four hours walking the … Continue reading
We have made a start on our year’s training as community organisers. Five of us are hosted by Cambridge House in Camberwell and working in the community to develop a network of citizens. Our principle activity for the foreseeable future … Continue reading
[Written on Friday 30 Sept, this is the last of three posts whilst on community organising training.] The third day of training started with another reflection from Julia Olsen, one of the founders of RE:generate Trust. She seems to be … 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