Making the everyday ordinary extraordinary – integration rethink continues.

The message from IPPR’s policy paper, Rethinking Integration is Let’s think more about the everyday when we’re talking about integration.  That’s welcome when the debates about integration (cohesion as was) have been polarised between complex and competing perspectives on multiculturalism and liberal citizenship. At the same time isn’t it extraordinary that we rarely hear this message? It is in the everyday that we get on with getting on with each other – it is the everday ordinary extraordinary.  Continue reading “Making the everyday ordinary extraordinary – integration rethink continues.”

If you work with 18-25 year olds in areas affected by last summer’s riots we’d like your opinion

Talk for a Change is working with Kaizen Partnership  on research commissioned by the Resilience Consortium, a group of 29 youth organisations concerned to find a constructive and practical way forward after the riots of 2011.

Our research question is  ‘How do we foster young people’s capacity and contribution to communities in order to reduce the likelihood and/or severity of public disorder in the future?’  We are interested in discovering the key untapped assets, talents and resources that young people and communities have that can support community resilience.  Continue reading “If you work with 18-25 year olds in areas affected by last summer’s riots we’d like your opinion”