Community organising is a model for social change used all over the world to achieve meaningful social change. It is the methodology behind the many successes of the Living Wage Movement in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation and powerful alliances of civil society all over the world, including Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand, Alliance Sydney, Citizens UK, Sound Alliance and more.
At this introductory course, we will explore what is the broad-based community organising approach to social justice, building relational power and influencing change and forming strategy for meaningful action.
These principles can be applied to engaging with local and national issues that affect everyday people and our collective future.
Here is a short youtube video describing what is community organising created by Citizens UK.
The training will be run over two Saturdays:
Day 1 – Saturday 19th of October 9am – 4pm
Day 2 – Saturday 9th of November 9am – 4pm
Where: Level 2, Building 2, (E Tū union – community space), 646 Great South Rd, Ellerslie
Cost: Unwaged – free, Waged - $10
A simple lunch will be provided
We will be joined by a guest teacher – Joe Chrastil from the Industrial Areas Foundation on Day 2 who brings with him decades of experience in community organising and mobilising communities to take action for social change.
Please note: we encourage all participants to come along to both days, if for some circumstance, you are unable to attend both days, please contact [email protected]