Campaign Bootcamp Accepting Applications

21st December 2018

Applications have just opened for the next Campaign Bootcamp training in April! Bootcamp is a space where activists from across the UK – across identities, ages and experience – come together to learn from each other, strategise, gain new skills and find new allies. The Bootcamp Residential is a week long campaign training programme that supports…

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Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD)

14th December 2018

Here is a little about Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD), who have been working in the field of community cohesion since 1995  Our Identity Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) is a youth and community organisation and charity based in Sheffield, England.  FURD uses football, other sporting and non-sporting activities, and education as primary tools to break down barriers created…

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Sheffield is talking community cohesion and social integration.

5th December 2018

Last Friday morning Panni Loh, Development Coordinator for Cohesion Sheffield, took part in a discussion on Social Cohesion and Integration on the Paulette Edwards show on BBC Radio Sheffield. The conversation starts just after 11 a.m. (so one hour into the show) and lasts for an hour. Listen to it here. BBC Radio Sheffield Paulette…

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UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on extreme poverty and human rights

20th November 2018

You may have seen the recent publicity arising from publication of UN Special Rapporteur’s Report on extreme poverty and human rights. Its well worth a read of the 24 pages – important field research with clearly articulated finding. Here is the link The report speaks to the two core principles of the Sheffield Cohesion Strategic Framework.…

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Meeting Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid

29th October 2018

It was great to meet Lord Mayor Magid Magid at the opening of the Spirit of Africa festival  on Friday at Crucible Corner. There was celebratory dancing and music on stage outside the Crucible for the festival celebrating the African continent and the African diaspora. The festival was organised by Utopia Theatre resident at Sheffield…

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Firvale Community Litterpick

15th October 2018

On Saturday October 13th it was a pleasant surprise to drive along Owler Lane in Pagehall and see that a lot of the litter from a few months ago had gone from the main road. Much of this is due to the united effort of the Firvale Community Hub, members of the Cohesion Sheffield Network,…

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Cohesion Collaboration Seminar

3rd October 2018

Over 25 organisations from businesses, community, voluntary, faith and statutory organisations booked to attend the seminar yesterday held by Cohesion Sheffield in The Circle on Rockingham Lane. Participants were guided through cohesion developments in Sheffield over the last year, including the cohesion conference, live art event ‘A seat at the table-afternoon tea the Sheffield way’…

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Imagined Borders

25th September 2018

I’ve been in SE Asia for 3 weeks working on my other work outside Cohesion Sheffield and visiting family and friends in my paternal homeland of Malaysia. I found connections with work we are doing in Sheffield especially at the Gwangju art Biennale in South Korea entitled ‘Imagined Borders’  with a focus on democracy, peace…

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A Seat at the Table by Panni Loh

22nd August 2018

Cohesion Sheffield is mostly out and about talking to businesses, voluntary, community, faith and statutory sector organisations about what actions they are planning to make our city more cohesive. We then document these and are building a body of knowledge about how Sheffield is working together and what still needs to be done. Sometimes we…

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Spital Hill – Gateway to Burngreave Businesses

14th August 2018

A film by Steve Pool – artist in residence at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground – to showcase Burngreave, its people and its businesses. “Whatever you want, you get it in this area” We see the diversity of cafes and shops, the supermarkets – food from all around the world. Shopkeepers are interviewed and say what they…

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Three Dialogues

30th July 2018

Following on from the previous blog post you can view a report of this event to glean a little more of the techniques offered by Who is Your Neighbour; Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation and the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire, to hold conversations over challenging subjects, see here:  Three Dialogues Event July 11th 2018…

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Cities of Migration

27th July 2018

Cities of Migration is an excellent website if you are interested in migration, its impact on cities – and how to create more inclusive, integrated, cohesive cities. Articles in the June ezine (bi-monthly newsletter) include: Newsletter Sarah Spencer writes on ‘Inclusion of Migrants with Irregular Status’. She opens up this particularly challenging policy area –…

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