This event will look at the experiences of community-based projects working locally on combating prejudice. It will reflect on experience of doing this work and explore the lessons being learnt about how to support it.

The presenters will include:

  • Organisations delivering community based anti-sectarianism and prejudice reduction activity using community development methods as part of the SCoTTS programme
  • What Works Scotland, which has conducted research into the lessons learnt from the SCoTTS programme
  • The Glasgow Disability Alliance who will consider the implications of the lessons learnt for other prejudice reduction and pro-equality activity in communities.

The event will provide an opportunity for participants to systematically explore the issues through discussion. This will consider values and methods, learning generated and barriers which exist locally and how these can be overcome.

The practice context is influenced by more specific duties on community planning partnerships to involve communities of identity and interest in tackling inequality.

Therefore the event is aimed at:

  • practitioners from the equalities and community development sector
  • academics with an interest in the issue
  • community planning partnerships
  • others in policy roles

The results of the session will inform the final drafting of a joint publication between the Scottish Community Development Centre and What Works Scotland on learning generated by the ScoTTS action research process. This will be shared with key Scottish Government and other partners to promote the approach and its conclusions.

More details

  • Date: 20 June 2017
  • Time: 10am to 1pm, with arrival and coffee from 9.30am. There will be a networking lunch from 1pm – 2pm
  • Location: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow

Places are free, but limited, so please register on Eventbrite to book your place.

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