We want change

Blog entry written by Shatha – volunteer, community leader and active member of our women’s group; and Lisa On March the 12th we hosted in collaboration with The Feminist Library a day to celebrate International women’s day. On this day, we celebrated the collective achievement of the quilt and the Zine. The quilt was displayed […]

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with community leader Carla

Interviewee: Carla, community leader / Interview: Lisa / Interview via What’s app What was your motivation to join the Community Organising Course?“I joined because I wanted to gain a new skills and learn what it takes or needs to become an organiser (leader).” What did you like about it? “Everyone in the course were friendly, […]

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with community leader Joseph

Interviewer: Lisa, SLRA volunteer; Interviewee: Joseph Joseph is an active member of our men’s group and joined our 4-Week Community Organising Course in February facilitated by CitizensUk. He is also active in different campaigns of other charities. I met Joseph on one of our social Tuesdays during lunch time and had a really insightful and […]

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with community leader Ornela

Interviewer: Lisa, SLRA volunteer; Interviewee: Ornela Ornela is an active youth client who regularly joins our Youth Club and supported our campaign “Taking Care”. Ornela joined our 4-Week Community Organising Course in February facilitated by CitizensUk. I interviewed Ornela on the phone. What is/was your motivation to join the community organizing course?  “First of all, […]

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with community leader Mary

Interviewer: Lisa, volunteer at SLRA; Interviewee: Marry Mary is an active member of our women’s group and joined our 4-Week Community Organising Course in February facilitated by CitizensUk. I interviewed Marry on the phone about her motivation to participate in the course, the impact the course had, and her hopes for the future. What is/was […]

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The Power of the WE  

Community Organising Course with Citizens UK  During February, around 30 people we work with, joined our community organising course facilitated by Abigal and Elsie from Citizens UK. Every Thursday morning the whole group met online for 2 hours to learn about what community organizing means, what different kinds of power and leadership there are, and […]

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Social Tuesday

written by Hannah (ARSP intern) On Tuesdays the Woodlawn Centre next to the SLRA office becomes a social space for migrants and asylum seeker. Last year, we started the Social Tuesday. On this day of the week, we offer drop-ins for ESOL (Englisch for Speaker of Other Languages ) and community lunch. In the morning, […]

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How you create change locally! – Citizens delegates assembly  

SLRA is a proud member of the Lambeth Citizens Alliance. Citizens UK is a community organising network of many different local organisations, charities, churches, and schools. They run different campaigns around housing, young people, migration, environment, mental health, living wage, and many more. The network meets with MPs, mayors, and local politicians regularly in which […]

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