Building New Communities: West Midlands

We have been working in the West Midlands since 2011 to bring people together in areas targeted by far-right politicians and activists. This has included community projects in towns such as Dudley where we have helped community members organise community-run newsletters, events, social opportunities and campaigns to bring people together from different backgrounds. 

Right now in Birmingham our community organiser Mahmooda is working with a huge number of partners to build connections between different communities. From organising Great Get Togther events in Erdington, to coordinating the Same Differnece Sikh/Muslim group, Mahmooda’s work is building new links across the community, which in tern builds confidence and resilience.

By emphasising what we have in common and building shared identities, we can isolate the haters.

Read more:

1. A Day in the Life... of a Community Organiser

2. Communities come together in Dudley

3. Getting together with music