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Ubele Initiative webinar: What radicalised you?

28 October, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30

The Ubele Young Emerging Leaders Collective Presents the ‘What radicalised you?’ Workshop.

As part of Black History Month this 90-minute workshop aims to explore historical anti-racism work alongside personal experiences that influenced your current outlook.

This workshop is for people who want to make a change in their community, their society or the world.

The session will consist of an introduction by the speaker and then go on to explore the historical events of anti-racism work within black British history as well as looking at 3 prominent activists.

Mobilise! Exploring the power of stories to inspire political and civic engagement

15 Oct 2020 - 14:14 by michelle.foster

mobiliseMobilise! wants to enable active citizenship and increase people's confidence about engaging in political and civic life. It is a partnership between Global Link, a development education charity who work with asylum seekers and refugees in Lancashire, and the team at Lancaster University.

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How would you remodel your city?

29 October, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:30

Bring your creativity, passion and power to the table in a discussion about how we support the arts and creatives to remodel Manchester.

2020 was supposed to be a big year for Manchester but instead we find ourselves in a world where so much has changed. The government have recently branded creatives as “unskilled” workers. Are you an “unskilled” worker too? Bring your creative skills, passion and power to the table and support creatives in a time where the arts are most needed to lead the way to positive solutions in uncertain times.

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Senior Communications Manager at Rethinking Economics

Rethinking Economics are looking for a dynamic communications professional who can take the lead on overhauling and professionalising the branding, website, communications and marketing strategy. You will have a keen eye for effective communication tools, and you will be passionate about keeping up to date with sector trends and have solid knowledge of best practice.

4 or 5 days per week
£30,000 - £33,500 pro rata per annum
Remote. The role involves regular UK, and occasionally international, travel, particularly to the Manchester Office on an average a monthly basis. If you are not based in Manchester the travel costs will be reimbursed
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Covid-19 Recovery: VCSE Leadership Voices Assembly

23 October, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

VSNW are pleased to present the opening event in their Festival of North West Thinking 2020 (FoNWT), Covid-19 Recovery: VCSE Leadership Voices Assembly with a focus on inequalities.

This event is intended for colleagues in leadership roles at VCSE sector organisations across the North West. It will give an opportunity come together and start to coordinate a strategy for using the sector’s Covid-19 recovery as an opportunity to combat inequality.

GM Poverty Action Newsletter 14 October 2020

14 Oct 2020 - 14:10 by michelle.foster

gmpaThe latest GM Poverty Action newsletter features an article written by Barry Knight. The GM Living Wage Campaign shares two new podcasts and the GM Good Employment Charter announces new members. The newsletter also reports on End Child Poverty’s new research figures. There is an article about the Bond Board’s work helping those in the private rented sector and a short piece pulling together recent reports from a number of leading organisations.

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Greater Manchester Social Value Network Post Covid-19 Social Value Manifesto

8 Oct 2020 - 13:53 by michelle.foster

gmsvnThe Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) believes that Social Value should be at the heart of building back a better, fairer and greener Greater Manchester. The purpose of this Manifesto is to identify the means through which this can become reality. The Manifesto is targeted at every organisation in Greater Manchester across the public, commercial and social sectors. 

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Co-ops and the Movements for Racial Justice

28 October, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

The rise of anti-racist and Black Lives Matter movements, particularly in 2020, is necessarily demanding all of us to review racial and economic inequality in the UK. While estimates suggest that BAME co-ops only constitute 1-2% of the UK’s co-operative movement, there’s a responsibility to remake the connection between co-operatives and economic justice in marginalised communities.

Looking to understand why and how co-ops can be part of the response to racial injustice? Are you interested in co-ops but not sure where to start?