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October 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Looking for a successful "Friends of a park" group

I am looking for a successful group who got together to improve a playground or park, and have achieved results -- with the involvement of children and young people.

I am hoping to form a similar group where I live in Preston, to help improve a neglected playground and park.

A speaker from a successful group could be an inspiring example for people round here.

cheers
  
Andrew Hobbs
Preston

Added by Andrew Hobbs on October 10, 2011 at 15:47 — 4 Comments

Principles and political correctness



 

One of the dilemmas in life is how to challenge bigotry without reinforcing it (by pushing people away from us and our viewpoint) . 

And it’s made even more difficult in an environment where PC is a pariah.

Given PC is a handy button which seems to release jeers every time bigots press it, we’re clearly in a difficult environment when we try to influence people towards social justice and equalities.

Wikipedia’s definition of of PC suggests it…

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Added by Nick Beddow on October 5, 2011 at 15:30 — 9 Comments

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