This ‘study action’ training is intended for all Citizens:mk leaders, past and present, and will be led by Jonathan Cox, Deputy Director of Citizens UK. Building on the methodology of community organising, it will plan for an action on 19th January 2019 involving leaders from across the Citizens:mk alliance, including those who have attended previous local Two-Day Training and national Six-Day Training. Participants will be trained in the use of power analysis and how to create actions with ‘bite’. This training will help you to make social change through your campaign, in your project or in your area of work.
The theme for the study action will be ‘unfairness in the workplace’ as experienced by citizens of in Milton Keynes.
Coffee/tea and pastries will be provided in the morning, baguettes and cheese for a ‘bring and share’ working lunch 1-1.30pm.
9.15am Arrival & refreshments
9.30 Introduction, Aims and Rounds
9.45 Testimonies of unfairness in employment experiences (italics indicate Unconfirmed):
- Zero hours contract termination – Hala Afify, Trubys Garden Tea Room
- Discrimination in screening of job applications – Phillip Shamamba, Congolese Community
- Low pay – William Appiah, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
- Other issues: Jennifer Parsons, MK Muslim Association; Ayser Al Jawad, Middle East Cultural Group.
10.00 Planning for action using 5 steps
- Organise – build team and alliances
- Listening – decide the questions
- Strategising – identify the problem, break into issue, how winnable/worthwhile, who are the people with the power?
- Negotiation – including role play large employer in MK
11.45 5 steps (continued)
1.00 Working lunch