Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga has recently completed our season of network meetings and building a greater understanding of each other's organisations and the issues that we are working on. Next we enter the next phase of much more strategic conversations with our sponsoring organisations.
How do we begin to move towards a structure for our community alliance and map out the journey ahead?
We will be joined by Sr Maribeth Larkins (40 years experience as Community Organiser with Industrial Areas Foundation) and also David Copeman (Founding Lead Organiser of Queensland Community Alliance).
Faciliated by our trustees, we will be looking at some of the organisational structures of broad-based alliances and consider how we will build an action-oriented power organisation in Auckland.
Broad-based organising closes the gap between our communities and society's decision makers enabling people to influence their own future and the systems and structures that define their world.
Our alliance comprises of community, union, faith and other organisations across Auckland. The purpose of the alliance is to look at what it would take for families and communities in Auckland to flourish by addressing the causes of poverty.
Our first steps are to gather the organisations who are willing to go on the journey with us to build relational power, and do the work of organising and strategizing to make a difference.
We invite interested organisations to get in touch with our Community Organisers to find out more and to come along to this event.