Module 24 – Community Organising & Exposure Visit

 

31st January -12th February 2019 (13 days) in S Thailand

(Khao Lak, Phuket, Ko Yao Noi)

 

Module Description:

Most social change initiatives without serious people’s participation do not last. Community organizing for empowerment is a fine art with people participation as a core value.  Although it takes time and the process is complicated, it warrants serious attention from community change leaders as the outcome is more likely to sustain.  Participants will visit some success stories of communities that have gone through this process and learn about how they moved from community organising around single issues, to a social movement for structural change. We will review how they have arrived at the present point, linking the practices and theories behind them and pondering their possibilities for success and failure in the future.

 

Learning Goal

         To empower participants from diverse successful stories of grassroot people and inspire them to participate in community organising work in their own areas

 

Learning Outcomes

         Participants will:

  1. understand the conceptual framework, methodology and principles of community organising work and values of people participation and organisation
  2. be exposed to the skills involved with community organizing in the world of capitalisation
  3. have ability to analyse the community issues and structural violence

 

Learning Themes (in 2017 Training)

D/M/Y 9.00-12.00 pm. 13.00-16.00 pm.
14 Dec 2017 -Welcome session

-Get to know each other

– Social Biography

 

–                Social Analysis

–                Game / Movies

15 Dec 2017 People Movement in the Past

(slide / movies)

Community Organizing Concept and principle

-Background & history of CO

– What is CO & Why CO?

-CO approaches

 

16 Dec 2017 CO and Homeless people

Field visit to Homeless Center

Under The Bridge Movement

Recycle Issue

 

17 Dec 2017 Exchange Programme with

Bangping Community

Exchange Programme with

Tian Talay Pattana Community

 

18 Dec 2017 Exchange ProGramme with

4 Region Slums Network

 

Field visit to Chinatown Old City

 

19 Dec 2017 -Railway Movement

in Talingchan district

 

Environment Issue

Bangkok

 

20 Dec 2017 Resource Person

(Boonlert Wisatpreecha)

Wrap up

 

Close Training

 

Recommended readings and websites:

 

Book:

Pyles, Loretta, 2009. Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical. Approach for a Globalizing World.New York, NY: Routledge.

 

PDFs

Alinsky, SD, 1971. Rules for Radicals[Online]. Retrieved From: https://chisineu.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/saul-alinsky-rules-for-radicals-1989.pd

Bhatkal, Tanvi and Lucci, Paula, 2015. Community-driven development in the slums: Thailand’s experience[Online]. Blue Delliquanti. Retrieved From: https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9669.pdf

Nattawut Usavagovitwong, 2012. Successful Approaches to National Slum Upgrading and Prevention, Thailand[Online]. Housing Study Unit Center for Integrated Socio-Spatial Research. Retrieved From: https://www.spu.ac.th/architecture/files/2012/10/Working-paper-series-No_71.pdf

 

Movies and Documentaries:

 Abhayuth Chantrabha. Urban Poor Movement in Indonesia. Retrieved From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSAdEUuWI1A&t=2436s&list=WL&index=66

 Director, Smith, Miranda, 1989. Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon. USA: Miranda Productions Inc.

 

Hand-outs/ Powerpoints During Module:

PPT Community Organising