Councillors Kevin Peel and Joan Davies and Parliamentary candidate Lucy Powell have organised what we hope will be an incredibly exciting event exclusively for city centre residents on community organising and we’d like to invite you to attend.
The event will be facilitated by Arnie Graf, Director of the Industrial Areas Foundation – a leading American community organising network – and a mentor o…f Barack Obama during his days as a community organiser.
We’ll be exploring ideas of community activism and engagement and looking at ways to build a strong community organisation and develop community leaders here in the city centre. I think in an area where many people don’t know their neighbours and there aren’t traditional community links and groups such as residents’ associations (with some noteable exceptions of course) to fight the corner of residents and lobby for change in our community this is a real opportunity to look at how we can change that from the ground up.
This isn’t a party political event, it is about how we can work together as residents to deliver positive change in our area.
The event will take place at a city centre venue (TBC) from 10am to 12pm on Saturday 14th July. A limited number of places are available. If you can make it please get in touch with your contact details as soon as possible.