Calendar

Nov
21
Thu
Syrian Lunch for Refugees Welcome Schools & Launch of Community Sponsorship @ Grant Thornton
Nov 21 @ 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Syrian Lunch for Refugees Welcome Schools & Launch of Community Sponsorship @ Grant Thornton

AGENDA/SPEAKERS TBC

Chaired by Kurshida Mirza and Hala Afify

  • 13.00  Syrian lunch
  • 13.15  Welcome from Kurshida Mirza of Citizens:mk and Mayor Sam Crooks
  • 13.20  Testimony from refugee parents on how school was in Syria and is in MK
  • 13.25  Testimony from pupil Tasnim Al Haj
  • 13.30   What is a Refugees Welcome School – Jess Maddocks,  Citizens UK – Refugees Welcome School
  • 13.35  How it has worked for us – testimony from Refugee Welcome School coordinators and students from St. Paul’s School
  • 13.40  Launch of Refugees Welcome Schools ‘Ideas For Action’ resource pack – Jess Maddocks and Steve Sondhi of NASUWT Birmingham (Refugees Welcome Partner)
  • 13.45  Pledges from head teachers/governors to attain Refugee Welcome School accreditation
  • 13.50   What is Community  Sponsorship of Refugees – Bekele Woyecha Sponsor Refugees
  • 13.55   Sponsor Refugees – our experience to date – Gill Barrow-Jones, St. George’s & Holy Trinity Church
  • 14.00  Sponsor Refugees Q&A
  • 14.05  Next steps
  • 14.10  End.
Nov
26
Tue
Understanding Police & Crime Commissioner Lunch @ Church of Christ the Cornerstone
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Understanding Police & Crime Commissioner Lunch @ Church of Christ the Cornerstone

Dr. Fidele Mutwarisibo, leader of Citizens:mk’s First Against Hate campaign, and Julie Upton, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, invite members of Citizens:mk Leadership Group and primary leaders of member institutions, to attend a light lunch with Anthony Stansfeld, Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, to find out more about the role and responsibilities, and what it’s really like to do the job, from someone who’s done it for nearly 8 years and will be succeeded by a newly elected PCC in May.   Citizens:mk leaders want, be better informed and understand the issues and share their own views to inform and influence the PCC agenda.

This is part of Citizens:mk’s research towards negotiation with candidates for the post in April 2020 (see campaign briefing document).

It will follow the table-top workshop being hosted by MK Police Commander Tim Metcalfe on 17th October (see news story).

DRAFT AGENDA

12pm     Arrival and networking

12.20     Welcome from Dr. Fidele Mutwarisibo, High Sherrif Julia Upton

12.25     Safety & Policing in MK – Mayor Sam Crooks and Police Supt Assistant Commander

12.30     Anthony Stansfeld, PCC

12.50     Q&A

1.00        Lunch

1.30        Tea/coffee, further Q&A and Thanks

1.45        End

Dec
2
Mon
PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES ASSEMBLY 2019 @ Church of Christ the Cornerstone
Dec 2 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES ASSEMBLY 2019 @ Church of Christ the Cornerstone

You are welcome to attend our Parliamentary Candidates Assembly

promoting respectful dialogue for informed voting.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

The aim of this special assembly is to build public relationships with our future MPs for MK North and South, and explore their positions on issues that matter to Citizens:mk through dialogue with its member institutions and people.

DRAFT AGENDA (unconfirmed speakers in italics)

6.10  Take seats

6.15  Welcome

6.20  Children’s performance

6.25  Our local campaigns – testimonies, goals and Asks (written on screen):

6.45 Citizens UK’s priority national campaign – Jane Whild and Tim Norwood, Citizens UK Leadership Group

    • Mental Health.

6.50  One-to-one conversations

7.00  Response from MK’s parliamentary candidates – what I have experienced and why I am standing (max two minutes); response to written Asks and how I plan to work with Citizens:mk (max two minutes).  (The bell will ring vigorously at the end of two minutes.)

MK South:

    • Saleyha Ahsan, Liberal Democrats
    • Alan Francis, The Green Party
    • Stephen Fulton, Independent
    • Hannah O’Neill, Labour Party
    • Amarachi Ogba, Christian Peoples Alliance
    • Iain Stewart, The Conservative Party.

MK North:

    • Ben Everitt, The Conservative Party
    • Aisha Mir, Liberal Democrats
    • Charlynne Pullen, Labour Party
    • Catherine Rose, The Green Party.

7.45 Clarifiying questions from co-chairs

7.55  Next steps

8.00  End.

8.10  Evaluation.

Jan
28
Tue
Leadership Group Meeting @ TBA
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Round
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Financial report – Linda
  4. Update on campaigns progress
  5. Next actions
  6. Training – Tom
  7. AOB
Feb
25
Tue
ANNUAL DELEGATES ASSEMBLY @ St. Frideswide's Church
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
24
Tue
One Day Training @ MK Quaker Meeting House
Mar 24 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Apr
21
Tue
Leadership Group Meeting @ TBA
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Round
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Financial report – Linda
  4. Update on campaigns progress
  5. Next actions
  6. Training – Tom
  7. AOB
Apr
29
Wed
ANNUAL ACCOUNTABILITY ASSEMBLY @ Church of Christ the Cornerstone
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
ANNUAL ACCOUNTABILITY ASSEMBLY @ Church of Christ the Cornerstone

You are welcome to attend our 10th annual Accountability Assembly

Book your place here.

Fair Policing

listening to testimonies of social injustice and holding power holders to account

supported by funding from MK Community Foundation.

Jun
30
Tue
Leadership Group Meeting @ TBA
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Round
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Financial report – Linda
  4. Update on campaigns progress
  5. Next actions
  6. Training – Tom
  7. AOB
Jul
7
Tue
Young Citizens Awards @ MK Council Chamber
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
15
Tue
Graduation & Learning Exchange @ TBA
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Graduation & Learning Exchange @ TBA

This meeting will precede the Citizens:mk Annual General Meeting.

Click here for details of  Graduation & Learning Exchange 2018-19.

BACGROUND

Participants in the Citizens:mk One-Day Training courses of 23.9.19 were asked to complete a booklet during the course of the day and make a short presentation at this event, covering one or more of the following:

Research

  • What did you want to change?
  • Was it winnable, achievable and meaningful?
  • Whose self interest did this meet?
  • What was the power analysis of your context?

Action

  • What action did you plan?
  • What was it meant to achieve?
  • What happened on the day (s)?

Evaluation

  • What were your, and others, feelings on the day?
  • How did the logistics of the action go?
  • Did you get the turn out you wanted?
  • Did it get the reactions you wanted on the day and afterwards?
  • How did it develop you and your team?
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ TBA
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ TBA

Click here for story of last year’s AGM.

DRAFT AGENDA (following  5pm Graduation & Learning Exchange, to which all are invited)

  • 6.00  Arrival and refreshments
  • 6.30  Welcome & Rounds
  • 6.40  Community Organiser’s Report 2019-20
  • 6.45  Finance Report 2019-20 & Budget 2020-21
  • 6.55  Ambassadors’ reflections
  • 7.00  Growing Thames Valley chapter
  • 7.10  Appointments to MK Leadership Group and National Leadership Group
  • 7.20  Calendar dates 2020-21
  • 7.25  Vital Signs update – CEO, MK Community Foundation
  • 7.30  Campaign updates
  • 7.45  Training for Listening campaigns and Turnout
  • 8.00  Close, Evaluation and Networking
  • 8.30  End.

alliance of diverse community organisations acting together for a thriving, inclusive and fairer Milton Keynes