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Videos, links and discussions from our provoke15 sessions in 2018


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stand by me

November 2018

Michael Henry of Communities Inc shared the story of stand by me, and the importance of bystander intervention to tackle hate crime in Nottingham.

Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

the a-z of curiosity

October 2018

Rick Hall of Ignite Futures intrigued us with an introduction to the a-z of curiosity - exploring the importance of curiosity and creativity for social change.

Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

change shapers

September 2018

Kyla Raby and Jorgos Sotiriardis shared their story of creating the change shapers programme, and running its first iteration in Thessaloniki in Greece.


We were so inspired that we worked with Kyla and Jorgos to put on another changeshapers programme here in Nottingham

Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

future leaders of Nottingham

July 2018

Three alumni of the 2017 Future Leaders of Nottingham programme start a conversation about diversity and transformational leadership in the City.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

Find out more about the Future Leaders of Nottingham programme:

Website

Facebook

food sustainability and food poverty in Nottingham

June 2018

Penney Poyzer, Chair of the Nottingham Good Food Partnership introduces the amazing range of sustainable food activity in Nottingham, and explains why the focus of their work is on food poverty.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion


Find out about NGFP's 6 interconnected themes and sign up to the Nottingham Good Food Charter here

youth leadership in Sierra Leone

May 2018

Joy Cummings-Jones introduces the inspirational work of the Soul of Africa Leadership charity - working with young people to develop leadership in Sierra Leone.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion.

Listen to Joy's introduction

youth development through creativity and the arts

April 2018

Lynn Warshafsky, the Executive Director of Venice Arts in Los Angeles was our provocateur for the third Provoke15.


She shared the story of the development of Venice Arts over the last 25 years, and the philosophy and vision that have guided its work.


Their work with marginalised young people is grounded in creativity, storytelling and self-representation, and intententionally situates creativity and arts learning at the centre of youth development.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

Listen to Lynn's introduction and watch her presentation and slideshow

To see more about the work of Venice Arts, and their films and photographic projects see their website

doing public health differently

March 2018

Penny Spring, the Director of Public Health for North Lincolnshire (and former Director of Public Health for Northumberland) was our provocateur for the second Provoke15.


She told the story of the shift to asset based working with communities in Northumberland, and particularly the genesis and impact of the micro-grants scheme in the north of the County.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

Listen to Penny's introduction

A video about the work with communities and the micro grants project in north Northumberland


For more information about this project see the Case Study - Asset Based Community Development in Northumberland

restorative justice

February 2018

Bruce Curtis from the Comox Valley Community Justice Centre in British Columbia kicked off our first Provoke15.


On this page there is a brief write up of the discussion, a recording of Bruce's introduction, and a copy of the graphic recording.


A recording of the presentation by Bruce, giving a brief explanation of restorative justice and telling a couple of moving stories from Comox Valley that illustrate how it can work

For more information about restorative justice and restorative practices a good starting point is Bruce's slides on this page, the Community Justice Centre's website, and the RJ4All Institute website

The wonderful graphic recording by Daniel Weatheritt

A couple of Bruce's slides from an earlier presentation explaining a little about community restorative justice

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