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This webinars during this week include Climate Emergency: Shaping a Meaningful Local Response 10.30am – 1pm on 23 September, Psycho-Social: An Introduction to Community Psychology 2pm – 4.30pm on 30 September, and Democratising the High Street 2pm – 4.30pm on 20 January.

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Climate Emergency: Shaping a Meaningful Local Response

  • An exploration of what happens, or what should happen, after a council declares a climate emergency?
  • Discussions around the actual and perceived barriers to collective action
  • Understanding the climate emergency as a complex system, for which our current responses are struggling to create long term and sustainable change


Psycho-Social: An Introduction to Community Psychology

  • An introduction to some theories, approaches and values of community psychology including ecological systems, community capitals framework, and participatory action research
  • How community psychology differs from mainstream psychology including overview of the social, community, and economic determinants of psychological health and the impact of inequalities 
  • Working with marginalised communities - one approach is participatory action research. Introduction to participatory action research - an overview
  • ‘Take Back the Power’: Case example of participatory action research with young people 
  • Potential application of community psychology theories and approaches in new economies, including participatory action research

Democratising the High Street

  • The state of the debate on the future of our high streets
  • The pernicious role of the rentier economy versus the generative economy
  • Instructive and inspiring examples of thriving high streets, restoration, and regeneration
  • How to practically work together with others for a vibrant and diverse high street

Climate Emergency: Shaping a Meaningful Local Response

  • Examples of actions which are working, and an understanding of how these can be replicated
  • Practical tools to explore and improve the prioritisation of resilience in the wider systems which influence local responses to the climate emergency
  • A frame of collective resilience to develop new and existing cross-sector relationships in a different way

 

Psycho-Social: An Introduction to Community Psychology

  • A broader understanding of people in context which contrasts with individualistic notions of ‘mental health and wellbeing’
  • How psychological health links to new economies
  • A method for coproducing action & research with marginalised communities
  • Ideas for how and why the new economies movement might implement these approaches


Democratising the High Street

  • An understanding of the structural reasons for the decline of the high street
  • A library of ideas and projects for change
  • Practical tools for setting up campaigns and projects
  • Practical steps you can take to make sure your projects avoid gentrification

Climate Emergency: Shaping a Meaningful Local Response

  • Local authority staff or members who are working with the challenges posed by acting on and communicating the implications of the climate emergency
  • Community group or local organisation members who want to work with their local authority to take action on the climate emergency
  • Businesses and individuals looking to improve their resilience in the face of huge uncertainty

 

Psycho-Social: An Introduction to Community Psychology

  • Researchers
  • Those working for NGOs, community groups, think tanks
  • Health workers and activists, public health practitioners, practitioners working with young people or marginalised communities
  • Policymakers

 

Democratising the High Street

  • Those interested in High Streets in the context of the Right to the City
  • Those interested in mapping the power imbalance around High Streets
  • Those committed to the idea of civic buildings and spaces as commons
  • Those interested in how local people can fight for and affect change

Climate Emergency: Shaping a Meaningful Local Response

Peter Lefort is the Sector and Partnerships Lead for Cornwall Council’s Carbon Neutral Cornwall programme, working towards carbon neutrality across Cornwall by 2030. He has worked in climate change for ten years, as a campaigner, facilitator, and network manager, and specialises in the resilience of individuals, organisations, and systems.


Psycho-Social: An Introduction to Community Psychology

Lita is a youth worker and Participatory Action Research (PAR) facilitator. She is a co-founder of Take Back the Power, a youth social action project in which young people are paid as PAR researchers to share stories of injustice and take action together. Lita learned about PAR through working with Skills Network, a radical women's cooperative based in South London.


Eden was a Youth Researcher on Take Back the Power from 2018-2019. She was a key collaborator on their 2019 call to action entitled: Insiders Looking Out: Solutions To Youth Violence From Young People Who Have Lived It and continues to support the team as a spokesperson, advocate and on social media. She is also studying Human Geography at Reading University.

Sally Zlotowitz is a Clinical & Community Psychologist & Director of Public Health & Prevention at the excluded youth mental health charity, MAC-UK. She is a Co-founder of Psychologists for Social Change. @SallyZlotowitz


Democratising the High Street

Frances Northrop is Associate Fellow for Local Economies at the New Economics Foundation. She is a community-led economic development specialist with practical and strategic expertise in building grassroots power, working with small and independent businesses, strategic influencing with policy makers and models of support and resource for local economic change. Working across sectors and at a national, regional and local level, Frances has a specialist perspective on how change is created through different means – culture, policy, practice and campaigns – and experience in all four areas.


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