The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (www.smk.org.uk) is a registered charity that supports campaigners to make an impact. We run a series of one-day introductory level campaign workshops throughout the UK to equip people with the skills to bring about change at a local or national level, supported by the Tudor Trust.
We are running workshops in Birmingham and Gloucester in the next few weeks, and would like to invite individuals, charities and community groups who want to learn how to campaign to influence change.
The Birmingham workshop, which will be run in partnership with RJF Public Affairs and Regional Action West Midlands, will take place on Friday 22nd March at: Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX (http://goo.gl/maps/pU5UV).
The speakers will be: Harmit Kambo, Learning & Development Manager, SMK (Facilitator); Marc Reeves, Partner at RJF Public Affairs and Sion Simon, MP for Birmingham Erdington from 2001-2010.
Participants will already be involved at a basic level of campaigning or just about to get started - whether you are challenging local authority social care changes or protesting about climate change - if you want information and advice about the next steps, then this campaign workshop is for you.
These workshops are heavily subsidised but we still require all participants to pay a small fee of £10 to attend. However, if there is a reason you are unable to pay this amount, please email Aura Lehtonen prior to the workshop, briefly explaining your circumstances.