National Community Activists Network
Videos of Angela Davis here: http://waronwant.org/news/events/previous-events/18046-angela-davis-videoIn 2007,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Jan 9, 2014.
The Govt’s Open Services White Paper has already attracted its fair share of bloggers – lamenting the lack of thinking about how to make commissioning anything other than a sell-off to the Big Fish…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bren Cook Jul 15, 2011.
SPIRAL DYNAMICS, and A THEORY OF EVERYTHING
After 36 years of trying, there are still things I love about community development – most of all, I still get a huge buzz out of learning together from shared experiences, creating our own understanding from what happens. Call it Reflective practice, or call it Praxis - as Karl Marx declared: "Practice without Theory is blind, Theory without practice is sterile."
It’s like learning how music works – you can learn to play by…Continue
Posted on November 3, 2014 at 17:59 — 1 Comment
At our recent Preston event, one person said to me that he’d never feel involved if we kept using that language; he felt like we’d been using a dictionary which the outside world wouldn’t understand either. And that would limit NatCAN’s appeal...
It’s tricky because some of the long words save a load of sentences: “neo-liberalism”, for starters. But if you don’t know a) what they mean or b) what the speaker thinks they mean, it’s a bit like walking into GCSE Latin half-way…Continue
Posted on March 5, 2012 at 12:36 — 1 Comment
I've been teasing out the questions about CD and Asset Based CD and Community Organising as if it mattered to anyone except national organisations flying the flag for one of these approaches. Clearly, as a member of CDX it has a lot of impact on us, not least because the Govt had such a downer on CD before they "arranged" to get into power, perceiving CD as both left wing (radical CD) and entrenched in New Labour top-down programmes (managerial). So damned if you do, damned if you don't.…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2012 at 10:35 — 1 Comment
Tyranny of Structurelessness http://www.midiaindependente.org/media/2001/07/203242.pdf
This is thinking in progress, for all of NatCAN to debate and toss around. But it got me out of bed at 5am on a Saturday bloody morning to get it out of my stupid head and onto a screen, so here you go....
At NatCAN conference this week, a number of people lit up when Jo…Continue
Posted on February 25, 2012 at 7:20 — 3 Comments