#theplacewewant Archives - Rethinking Poverty

#theplacewewant

We believe we need to ‘go local’ if we want to eliminate poverty. There is an upsurge of people coming together to work out what sort of society they want and how to achieve it. Here we feature efforts to create #theplacewewant, starting with Hull and Tyne & Wear.

About #thehullwewant

4 March, 2019

Tear up the script, start with a blank page and change the narrative! These statements are drawn from a group of community development activists, practitioners and academics from across the UK and Ireland who attended the 2015 event Community...

About Tyne & Wear Citizens

4 March, 2019

Tyne & Wear Blog  Tyne & Wear Citizens is a chapter of Citizens UK, a broad-based community organising organisation that seeks to build the power of civil society to act for social justice and the common good. In 2017...

Tyne & Wear Citizens hold first North of Tyne Mayoral Assembly

15 Mar 2019

On 2 May citizens across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside will elect a North of Tyne mayor. The creation of the North of Tyne Authority and the election of...

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Tyne and Wear Citizens shows the way

By Barry Knight

12 Dec 2018

In all my years of working with voluntary organisations and community groups, I have never been to an AGM like it. The room is packed, the energy high, the...

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Real Estate Radio show meets #thehullwewant

By Gill Hughes and Sarah Hatfield

15 Nov 2018

We are Gill Hughes of the University of Hull’s Youth Work and Community Development team and Sarah Hatfield from Timebank. Together, we convene the #thehullwewant project. The project is...

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A little less conversation a little more action please! says Sara Bryson

21 Mar 2018

The persistence of poverty, it seems to me, continues because we fail to tackle a central crucial issue: power. We have centuries of writing, analysis and debate in relation...

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