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113-115 Fonthill Road London N4 3HH - 113-115 Fonthill Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HH, UK

Organised by Outlandish

Explore differences between community organising and other forms of community work, and understand the importance of organising for power.

About this event
What We Will Do
This session will focus on participatory workshops to answer key questions about community organising and develop fundamental skills. A mixture of breakout sessions, role plays and thought experiments.

What You Will Learn
  • What community organising really is, and what makes it different from other forms of community work.
  • How to strategize to make change in our communities.
  • How to select tactics to achieve our goals
  • What community leadership means, and how we can foster it in our communities.

Three Sessions
Our masterclass are made up of 3 sessions run over 3 months. While you can attend them individually, we recommend coming to them all for the best experience.

1. Introduction to Community Organising (Mon 4 Sep 6pm)
2. Strategies to Win (Mon 9 Oct 6pm)
3. Eviction Resistance 101 (Mon 6 Nov 6pm)

Who Are These Masterclasses For?
Anyone who wants to learn about building power in their community and making change.

Workshop Leader
Holly Firmin is a community organiser at ACORN the Union, the largest community union in the UK. Having initially joined ACORN as a member and organised her own community in Southend, she transitioned to a staff position 3 years ago, and now focuses on organising communities nationwide. She has conducted training programs across England and Wales, empowering communities in effective organising techniques. Recently, Holly supported the successful 'End Holiday Hunger' campaign, providing support to 30,000 families in Norwich during a critical cost of living crisis.

SPACE4 Masterclasses
SPACE4 is part of Outlandish, a co-op that builds websites and digital tools for social good. We are interested in tech for good, progressive economics, and left-leaning politics. We provide co-working, meeting, and events space, primarily to social enterprises and digital activists. We also organise and host a range of events, workshops, and meetups around these topics.
This workshop is part of an ongoing programme of masterclasses to increase employability in our borough and beyond. We are funded by Islington Council.
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How to Build Community Power: Introduction to Community Organising113-115 Fonthill Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HH, UK