Online community organising workshop run by Citizens UK

This session is for women who want to learn more about broad based community organising - the kind that Barack Obama worked on before he went to law school, and that has been used in struggles from the Civil Rights Movement to the anti-Apartheid movement.

This session comes from the Highlander School's curriculum, the original training school for civil rights leaders, that trained ordinary people who took on campaigns, including most famously, Rosa Parks. It's an introduction to how broad based community organising works, and the basic structure of how it helps ordinary people make change in their communities, neighbourhood, and even nation.

This is a free online workshop run by Citizens UK as part of the Equal Power campaign which is led by The Fawcett Society and is funded by Comic Relief. Equal Power is about getting more women in all our diversity into every level of politics and community campaigning. 

Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. Their diverse member organisations include schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, parents groups, charities and trade unions. They help these members to develop leaders, so they can participate in public life and hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them. 

We intend to create a safe space for women in all our diversity. Please take a couple of minutes to read our values statement here.  By registering for this online session, you are agreeing to respect Equal Power’s values both in and outside of the workshop.

Booking for this event has now closed.