[Springboard] Social process triangles
jfwiegel at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 18 11:45:22 CST 2011
This is likely an old timer question. I was invOlved in working on the social process triangles from January of 1971. Who knows anything of their prior history? I am pretty sure that when I took the sociology and history course with the Ecumenical Institute in January of 1967. the sociology part was organized around economic, political and cultural.
What else can we recall?
Jfwiegel at yahoo.com
On Jan 18, 2011, at 9:52, "Martin Gilbraith (ICA:UK)" <martin at ica-uk.org.uk> wrote:
> many thanks all, this has been very insightful. I attach a compilation of your responses in Word, with bold added by me to highlight some key themes. I'd welcome any further thoughts, recollections or references.
> In the meantime I hope contributors are happy for me to share this with ICA:UK colleagues here. best wishes,
> On 11/01/2011 15:46, Martin Gilbraith (ICA:UK) wrote:
>> Hi everyone, I am hoping that colleagues with longer memories might be able to help me with some history please...
>> The 'big idea' of the UK's new coalition government is Big Society - variously, applauded as empowering the people, and/or derided as a cynical cover for devastating public spending cuts - see http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/policy-campaigns-research/big-society/big-society
>> A major initiative within this agenda is a forthcoming Government-funded programme to train and support a cadre of 5,000 Community Organisers, explicitly based on the principles of Saul Alinsky and Paulo Friere - see http://www.urbanforum.org.uk/briefings/community-organisers-briefing
>> I beleive that Friere was an influence on the early development of EI/ICA's methods and approach, and I understand that Alinsky was developing Community Organising in Chicago around the same time as EI/ICA was in Fifth City.
>> What I would really like to learn more about is to what extent and how did Friere and/or Alinsky influence the develpment of EI/ICA and our methods and approach; and to what extent and how might our methods and approach have influenced the development of Community Organising?
>> My partner Derek put this same question, more or less, to George Packard several years ago when he was here in the UK just after Derek had taken a course in Faith-based Community Organising through his local Unitarian church - but I don't much remember what he said, and I'd love to have any more specific recollections and (better still) any documents that might be relevant.
>> I am hoping this might inform how we seek to position ICA:UK in relation to this emerging new agenda, and that I might draft an article (for ICA:UK Network News if not also elsewhere) based on what I receive.
>> many thanks for any recollections or insights you can offer, best wishes,
>> Martin Gilbraith <martin at ica-uk.org.uk>
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> Martin Gilbraith <martin at ica-uk.org.uk>
> connect with me at http://uk.linkedin.com/in/martingilbraith
> mobile: +44 (0)7876 722712
> Chief Executive, ICA:UK
> registered charity #1090745 & company limited by guarantee #3970365
> registered in England & Wales, at 41 Old Birley Street, Manchester M15 5RF
> tel/fax: +44 (0)845 450 0305 or +44 (0)161 232 8444 - www.ica-uk.org.uk
> The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) - a global network of autonomous not-for-profit organisations in 30 countries
> "concerned with the human factor in world development"
> IAF Certified Professional Facilitator & Chair
> The International Association of Facilitators – www.iaf-world.org
> <icadialogue Freire & Alinsky.doc>
> <15 Tasks of CD.pdf>
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