How to celebrate UN International Day of Non-Violence? Take a look at the life of Gandhi and what he said about the State and personal responsibility. Don’t look for Government actions – we should take power and responsibility for ourselves writes Chamberlain Forum Director, Paul Slatter.
What’s stopping stronger communities? Places where public services are done with citizens – and not to them? What are the missing rungs on the ladder of local coproduction? Theories of Community Strength is the result of a year long research project into the nuts and bolts of civil society undertaken by Chamberlain Forum and residents [...]
Who’s to blame for the riots that’ve swept our towns and cities in recent nights. What about… me? Where do I fit in the picture? Because the truth is I could have done more…
Some see it as a classroom or a refuge; to others it’s the gym or a hospital… or their church. People tell Birmingham park-keeper Fred Tematema that their local park serves a multitude of purposes. Their use and role make parks and open spaces places where ‘Big Society’ is put to the test.
Chamberlain Forum is undertaking a piece of research on co-production commissioned by Birmingham City Council Housing and Constituencies Directorate. One of the outputs of this work is an initial briefing paper. You can download the paper here and either comment online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Guy and members of Birmingham and Black County women’s network Women Acting in Today’s Society (WAITS) talk about Community Organising and the need for networks.