Learn the Skills of Community Organising in Leeds

…or if it is good enough for Barack Obama it is good enough for me!

Community organising seems to be all the rage at the moment.

Leeds Community Organising and Bradford Changemakers are jointly hosting  a Community Organiser training weekend in September.

The training is taking place over two days on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2010 at Leeds Church Institute in Leeds city centre (20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG), and will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day.

This is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the principles and practice of community organising, extend your own leadership skills, and grow relationships with others involved in the development of Community Organising in Leeds and Bradford.

The full weekend costs £30 per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Further information and booking details are included on the attached flyer – please do tell others in your organisations and communities who may be interested!

I certainly hope to be there!

Download this flyer (pdf) for further details Sept 2010 flyer-1


  1. Hi Folks,

    Can you please distribute this info to everyone you know in Leeds? Thanks.

    Dave King
    07854 256040

    Benefit gig
    Celebrate the Luddites’ 200th anniversary!

    Thursday Nov 24th 2011 7-11pm
    TJs Pub* 121 Woodhouse St, Leeds LS6 2JH

    Boff Whalley Phil Moody (Chumbawamba)
    Theo Simon (Seize the Day)
    Gary Kaye
    Three Sheets T’ Wind
    Raphael Attar Variety Hour
    Dan Audio

    Tickets £6, £4 concessions on the door
    Book online £5 at http://luddites200blog.org.uk/


    http://www.luddites200.org.uk luddites200@yahoo.co.uk

    Catch Luddites200 at The Leeds Summat Nov 26th!

    * Contact organisers re disabled access

    The Luddites were Yorkshire textile workers, who in 1811-13 smashed machines which were destroying their livelihoods, in a time of economic austerity. But they were not the mindless vandals and opponents of progress that scientists have portrayed them as – they broke only machines they thought ‘hurtful to Commonality’ ie. to the common good. The Luddites200 group is celebrating this anniversary to honour their memory. We want to start a an open debate about the continuing use of technology to destroy jobs, e.g. in the public sector cuts, as well as on issues like GM food, nuclear power, surveillance and plans to manipulate the Earth’s climate, a debate that is not distorted by the branding of those with concerns as ‘Luddites’.

    Proceeds of the benefit gig will be used to organise a cultural/ideas festival in April 2012, a gathering of technology politics activists in July 2012 and to produce publications and videos.


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