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)
10.15 Google Interview of Fiyaz Mughal (Faith Matters)
10.25 “The Prevent Strategy: implementation, impact, and dialogue.” (Fahid Qurashi, – Canterbury Christ Church University)
10.45 Questions and discussion
11.00 Working With Communities Overview (Francis Sealey)
11.05 Case Study 1 – Walthamstow Case Study. Working With Schools.(Sean Thompson)
11.25 Case Study 2 – Working with Communities & Young People (Raheed Salam)
11.45 Case Study 3 – The Somali Community (Abdigani Yussuf of Horn Peace International)
12.05 Questions To Presenters of Case Studies
13.00 Overview of the afternoon session (Francis Sealey and Rayla Javaid)
13.15 – Developing Community Conversations (Google Interview – Viv Grant of Integrity Coaching)
13.25 – Working Across Faiths – Inter Faith Dialogue (Fuad Nahdi – Radical Middle Way)
14.05 The Central Role of the Local Authority In Creating Dialogue & Understanding (Francis Sealey)
14.15 Case Study – Steve Milton ( Google Interview) Wiltshire County Council
14.25 Developing Social Networks to engage people from different communities – The Use of Digital Stories (Francis Sealey)
14.50 – Sub Group Discussions on Developing An Engagement Strategy
15.25 Feedback from Sub Groups
15.40 – Conclusion and Rushanara Ali Video On Importance of Conversations
15.45 – Feedback on the Day
16.00 – Close
* This programme was correct at the time of publication but may be altered to reflect speaker changes that are beyond our control.