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How to use Research to change the world

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The Common Cause networks have been set up to support and encourage BME leaders. This is the second seminar run in the city of Liverpool and its regions.

BME leaders and BME-led arts, heritage, education and other civic and social groups are always under intense pressure to deliver results with their work. They are often trapped in a gruelling cycle of fundraising and project delivery and, in addition, are often under-funded and under-resourced. Funding is always seen as the main barrier to any project, business, social enterprise or charity.

In this seminar we will attempt to de-centre funding and instead centre research as a starting point for your projects, ideas and organisations. How do you define what is that you are attempting to change in the world? How well do you articulate what you are doing? How much more knowledgeable could you become about your area of work?

Although embracing the use of research methods will not solve funding issues, it is an opportunity to stand back from this pressure and engage with your work at a much deeper level: What do I know? What is it that I want to change? Who will I really help? How much better can I do? This seminar argues that embracing research methods is the difference between short-term outputs and long term vision. Join us for a challenging, but lively session which will encourge you to look at the bigger picture of your work and what it is you are trying to change in the world.

Javier Sanchez will present a session on participatory methods and the philosophy of knowledge, action and reflection.

Laurie Momepelat will provide an introduction to internet sources of data.

Before attending the Seminar, please also complete this online form:

http://app.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?AD89E5FDABE8FBFBA9

Registration to both this event and to the Network is limited to people who identify as Black, Asian, from a minority-ethnic background or as a person of colour, and is intended to come within positive action as defined by s.158 Equality Act (2010).



For all those travelling to Liverpool from outside the city, a small travel budget is available to participants - so please email carol@runnymedetrust.org to enquire.

If you are new to our Seminars, please talk to us about any support or access needs you may have. We cannot guarantee we can always help or resolve these, but we will endeavour to do all that we can to enable you to attend.

For anything further, or for just an informal chat, please email or call Carol Sidney, Project Manager.

E: carol @runnymedetrust.org.

T: 0207 377 9222.




BIOGRAPHIES

Javier Sanchez-Rodriguez was born in the South Central Colombian Andes into a peasant family. He is a political activist and participatory action researcher. After the experience of having to migrate to the UK in his mid-teens, he studied theatre, dance, music and anthropology in London where he lived for 12 years. Co-founder of CAISMALOKA – Social Action and Research Centre Maloka in rural south west Colombia. Javier is also co-founder and active member of the International School for Bottom-up Organizing (ISBO), with active projects in rural Jamaica and Colombia. He is also co-founder and director of Braich Goch-Red-Arm CIC, a critical learning and resource centre located in mid-Wales.

Laurie Mompelat is a Researcher at the Runnymede Trust. They are from the French Caribbean and a recent graduate from the LSE. Their interests are mainly focused on the way inequalities are racialised and gendered and how they are shaped globally by unequal power relations and white supremacy. They are particularly interested in the creation and uses of quantitative data as a way to hold society accountable for ongoing inequalities in terms of class, race and gender. They have spent time studying in Paris and South Africa, observing and participating in some of the political activism there.



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