This Monday January 12, the Guelph Civic League welcomes Deborah Littman a community organizer from the UK who will be leading an exciting dialogue on citizen action.
Deborah will speak about her experience with the London Citizens organization, a powerful grassroots charity working with local people for local people. Their goal is social, economic and environmental justice.
Learn how London Citizens trains people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds to take action together for change. You will be inspired by the breadth of their work, and thrilled to hear how individual citizens are being empowered to have a big impact in their community.
- London Citizens has trained more than 2000 community leaders since 1996.
- Their membership includes 110 charities, schools, trade unions and faith groups and is still growing.
- Their city wide campaigns include:
- Living Wage
- Our Homes, Our London
- Strangers into Citizens
- City Safe
- Governance of London – to engage London’s Mayoral candidates on issues identified by Londoners
The Living Wage campaign has successfully generated an additional $20 million pounds for London’s lowest waged families since 2001.
“In bringing together different interest groups into a trusted forum to listen to each other and to take action together, we play an active role in breaking down mistrust and suspicion across diverse communities.”
London Citizens has a growing staff team of professional community organizers. They seek to transform community organising into a recognized profession for people who want to bring about transformative change within communities across the UK. All organisers are employed by the CITIZEN ORGANISING FOUNDATION a national charity whose role it is to train, develop, mentor and support organizers.
Join us at 10 Carden this Monday January 12 at 6:30pm to learn how London Citizens UK did it, and discuss how citizens in Guelph can have a bigger impact on our community.
To make sure you get a seat, please RSVP to [email protected]
Monday January 12 – 6:30pm – 8:00 pm
@ 10 Carden