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CANCELLED: Conference: Community Work for Social Change

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:00am to Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:30am

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.


Calling all Community Workers, Students, Activists and Thinkers!

Can community organisations actually be a part of their community, instead of an arm of Government?

Can our work contribute to transforming the social and economic realities that creates the need for ‘services’ in the first place?

Community Work for Social Change invites you to take part in a collective process of reinvigorating our practice, from the bottom up.

Speakers include Jack Mundey, Kate Lee, Christina Ho, Paula Abood, Lina Cabaero and more!

Registration (including lunch & delicious snacks): $40 Organisational (i.e. if work is paying) || $20 Individual Waged || $10 Individual Unwaged *No One turned Away Due to Lack of Funds*

Contact Shane Reside at cdwinnersw[at]iswcdo.org.au or on (02) 95992522 for more information, full program and registration.

Organised by the Inner South West Community Development Organisation

9 – 9.30am: Welcome to Country

Conference Open by Jack Mundey

9.30 – 11am : Community Work or Community Control?

Kate Lee and others (TBC)

Does getting money from the government to run services equate to the community winning much needed resources, or does the process undermine our relationship to our communities, making us accountable to government? How do we – can we – avoid these pitfalls?

11.30 – 1pm: Bandaids for a Thousand Cuts

Christina Ho: How independent are we? How state race policy influences what the community sector ‘does’ about race.

Paula Abood: Is it possible in the community sector to move beyond bandaids?

Lina Cabaero: Asian Women at Work, membership based organising and social change

2-3pm: Campaigns, Networks and Toolkits for Change Makers

The conference will break up into groups that will form the basis of an ongoing opportunity to build relationships with other workers, thinkers and activists over the coming months. This section will be split into three streams: Campaigns, Networks, and Toolkits for Change Makers.

Campaigns: Come and hear about current campaigns happening that you may want to get involved with including the Welfare Quarantining campaign, Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere.

Networks: Come, hear about and get involved in active community networks that aim to be grassroots, answerable to their membership, strong and independent. Including Asian Women at Work.

Toll Kits for Change Makers: is a 6 workshop series intended to be challenging, highly engaged and designed to take us all a step forward in our critical community worker capacity. The workshops will be run on the last Wednesday of each month from January to June 2012. Come to the first session, meet the facilitators and be a part of determining the direction these workshops will take. These workshops will be supported by the UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre.

3.30 – 4pm CDO AGM