Nottingham Citizens is a non-partisan alliance of 37 civil society institutions comprised of trade unions, faith groups, charities, schools and universities, all working together to make Nottingham a better place to live.
We organise communities to act together for social justice and the common good, developing the leadership capacity of our members so they can hold our cities' decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them.
At present, Nottingham Citizens is tackling mental health, issues affecting young people and fair work and wages.
If your institution is not yet in membership, we'd love to have a conversation with you. Involvement in a Citizens UK alliance is one of the best ways for you and your organisation to make a tangible difference in the city, whilst at the same time developing the leadership skills and capacity of your membership. To arrange a sit down with one of our organisers, contact: email@example.com
The dreadful video showing the killing of an unarmed black man George Floyd whilst in police custody in Minnesota, USA has caused widespread revulsion and reaction around the world.
As the New York Mayor said, 'he was simply killed because he was black'. Sadly this is just not an isolated incident but the result of decades of structural racism. This awful act of brutality strengthens our resolve that the scourge of racism and hatred cannot be tolerated or ignored by any of us in our society.
We stand with the family of George Floyd, and in solidarity with all those who are peacefully protesting against all forms of racism and hate crime in our society. Individually and together, we commit to continue to work for justice and systemic change.
Nottingham Citizens has sought to address racism and hate crime through the Love Not Hate campaign. Our Still No Place for Hate report makes a number of recommendations to address the inequalities affecting our communities.
Remember, there is Still No Place for Hate. Stay safe.
On behalf of the Nottingham Citizens leadership group,
Nottingham Citizens provide a bumper edition of updates including a statement from our leadership team in response to COVID-19, sign-posting of local support and resources, training info, plus important updates on campaigns both local and national.
Over the past few weeks, our members have members gathered at St Ann's Well Academy for our annual delegates assembly and AGM. It was an encouraging and important evening together - community leaders shared details of recent victories and we celebrated people who have developed leadership skills and participated in public life through the past year. At a time of such national uncertainty, when politics and public life seems to divided and uncertain, it was fantastic to acknowledge people who prepared to work with others to make the changes they want for their communities.
We were particularly encouraged to hear about the joint work of three of our member organisations - Sycamore Academy, St Ann with Emmanuel Church, and St Ann's Well Academy, and the organising they are doing together in their local neighbourhood - local people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to listen, to research and to act together on shared goals...fantastic!!!
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