By Froilan Legaspi - Senior Community Organiser in East London and with the Together We Can Campaign at Citizens UK.This is a blog written for community organisers in operating in a broad-based context, and assumes knowledge of commonly used terminology. It was written as a piece of provocation to help organisers and leaders build campaigns … Continue reading Enough Power: campaign development and community organising
Abigail is an associate organiser in Lambeth who came into organising through her university, King’s College London. Whilst a student, she co-founded a community organising society, King’s 4 Change, which started off her organising journey in Lambeth. She co-edits the Iron Rule Blog. When I started at Citizens UK in October my line manager Paulina … Continue reading Self-interest, sacrifice and the postponement of dreams.
Miriam Brittenden is a neighbourhood community organiser for the Centre for Theology and Community (CTC) working in Shadwell, East London and co-ordinator of CTC's Buxton Leadership Programme. ‘Celebration’ by Kool & the Gang is perhaps not the theme tune you might have expected for a gathering online four months into a global pandemic. And yet, as 100 … Continue reading Neighbourhood Organising in a Global Pandemic: Lessons from Shadwell
By Froilan Legaspi - Community Organiser in Hackney IntroductionCitizens UK is best known for developing UK-based Broad-Based Organising, recruiting local religious and secular institutions such as schools, faith groups, non-profit organisations, etc. In 2012, Citizens UK experimented with alternative forms of community organising in council estates in London, an effort which I got volunteered in … Continue reading Estates Organising -‘the wild west of community organising’
By Joy Faulkner*, ‘I’m not built for this.’ I thought as I stood outside the BT Sports studios on the Here East Olympic site. I was with around 70 people, and we were posing for a photograph. Everyone was smiling – we’d had a better response to our action then we’d expected, but I just … Continue reading Becoming People of Power: How we can find our bravery within…