People, Prejudice and Planning - Community based responses to promoting equality and tackling hate behaviour

This event will look at the experiences of community based projects working locally on combating prejudice in communities. Organised by What Works Scotland (WWS) and Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC), the event will reflect on experience of doing this work and explore the lessons being learned about how to support it.

Date:  Tue 20 June 2017, 10:00 - 14:00.

Location: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow

Presentations will include:

  • Organisations delivering community based anti-sectarianism and prejudice reduction activity using community development methods as part of the SCoTTS programme,
  • WWS who have conducted research into the lessons learnt from this programme and 
  • Glasgow Disability Alliance who will consider the implications of the lessons learnt for other prejudice reduction and pro-equality activity in communities.

The event will provide an opportunity for participants to systematically explore the issues through discussion. This will consider values and methods , learning generated and barriers which exist locally and how these can be overcome.

The practice context is influenced by more specific duties on community planning partnerships to involve communities of identity and interest in tackling inequality. Therefore the event is aimed at practitioners from the equalities and community development sector, academics with an interest in the issue, community planning partnerships and others in policy roles.

The results of the session will inform final drafting of a joint publication between SCDC and WWS on learning generated by the ScoTTS action Research process. This will be shared with key Scottish Government and other partners to promote the approach and its conclusions.

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