There is growing concern over the alienation and radicalisation of many young people within our communities in the UK. The Prevent Strategy has been an important element in engaging local authorities, educational institutions and the voluntary sector in confronting this concern.
However much attention has been directed at the “reporting” side of the Prevent Strategy and less on the development of cross-cultural links and the importance of dialogue and conversations. And yet this is probably the most important aspect of the strategy overall.
This workshop will focus on how we work together to develop community conversations across communities to develop a sense of cohesion that can be owned by all. It will look at some case studies of good practice, look at the role of social networking and the new media and provide space for us to discuss our own experiences.
Participants of this workshop will gain:
• An understanding of the Prevent Strategy and its objective of cross cultural conversations.
• The role of the local authority, educational institutions and the voluntary sector
• An understanding the importance of brokerage
• The value of interfaith dialogue
• Deciding what can be done online and through social networking
• The role of digital stories and social reporting
• Timely feedback and next steps
The morning session will explore the idea of community conversations as an essential part of the Prevent strategy and look at some case studies of good practice. The afternoon session will look at interfaith work, the importance of working with Educational organisations and the added value that social networking and the New Media can bring to making connections and engaging new audiences of people.
Community Engagement, Targeting & Conversations
09:30 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Introduction to day and overview (Francis Sealey, GlobalNet21)
10:30 Google Interview of Fiyaz Mughal from Faith Matters (This will be a google hangout interview.
10:40 “Countering Extremism through dialogue.” (Henry Tuck, Institute of Strategic Dialogue)
11:00 Questions and discussion
11:15 Break Out into Working Groups
11:50 Feedback From Groups
12:50 Overview of Afternoon (Francis Sealey)
13:00 Case Study 1Working With Schools – Walthamstow Case Study. (Sean Thompson)
13:20 Case Study 2 – Interfaith Dialogue (Ashley Beck, Interfaith Network)
13:40 Case Study 3 – Community Dialogue (Lisa Cumming, University of Bradford)
14:00 Questions To Presenters of Case Studies
14:35 Introduction to Working Session (Francis Sealey)
14:45 Developing Community Conversations (Google Interview – Viv Grant of Integrity Coaching)
14:55 Using Social Media (Francis Sealey)
15:05 Working Groups
15:50 Feedback on The Day
* This programme was correct at the time of publication but may be altered to reflect speaker changes that are beyond our control.