Barking and Dagenham News
Young Citizens of Barking & Dagenham Unite for Action with Decision Makers
Ebony King, Founder of Elevate Her UK talks her journey to pioneering a campaign on youth safety, why community organising matters to her and her organisation and what's next. Elevate Her UK is a non profit organisation that provides positive advice and support to vulnerable teenage girls and young women from disadvantaged backgrounds, and they are members of Barking & Dagenham Citizens.
On 28th April 2022, history was made when for the first time ever 130 citizens from across Barking and Dagenham joined together to hold the borough’s first pre-election Citizens Assembly, holding to account local candidates standing for leadership in the May 2022 Elections.
Community organising is equipping people to be able to shape their community and understand how to affect the changes they want to see.
CULondon leader Shweta Vanjeri (CURA-South Barking campus) shares her experience from IWD last year, and her hopes for this year