We would like to invite you to the talk
"Turning words into actions: The use of community organising methods in implementing the findings of the Independent Asylum Commission"
by Jonathan Cox, Citizens for Sanctuary which will take place on Monday 5th October from 4.00-5:30 pm in the Conference Suite, University Staff Club, University Park Campus.
The lecture is part of the 'Open Seminar Series' organised by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ). Everybody is welcome, join us for drinks afterwards!
The Independent Asylum Commission was established in 2006 to conduct a nationwide review of the UK's asylum system on behalf of citizens. Established by and accountable to the CITIZEN Organising Foundation, the umbrella body for Obama-style broad-based community organising in the UK, the twelve Commissioners gathered testimony from people seeking sanctuary, experts in the field, three former Home Secretaries and the general public before producing 180 recommendations for reform in 2008. This seminar will explore how the Independent Asylum Commission approached political change in a sensitive policy area, and how the CITIZENS for Sanctuary campaign is using community organising techniques to make sure that the Commission’s recommendations become a reality.