A one day conference for communities and community organisation.

When: Friday 28th October 2011

Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY


9.15-10.00 Coffee and registration
10.15-10.45 Kate Green MP
10.45-12.30 PANEL 1: Communities, Community Organisers and Community RightsJenny Fisher, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityRichard Caulfield, CEO Voluntary Sector North West

Nick Bird, Network Development Officer, Urban Forum

12.30-1.45 Lunch
1.45-3.30 PANEL 2: Engaging Community: Youth, Poverty and the Big SocietyAngus McCabe, Third Sector Research Centre, University of BirminghamAndy Mycock, University of Huddersfield

Katherine Duffy, European Anti Poverty Network

3.30-4.15 Volunteering: Promoting Community, wellbeing and social solidarity in EuropeTamara Flanigan, Director European and Statutory Funding, CSV
4.15-5.00 Coffee
5.00-6.30 John Atlas, author of ‘Seeds of Change’, discusses Acorn and community organising in the US

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