DTNI Community Expo 18 Community Ownership: A Movement for Social Change

CLES CEO Neil McInroy will be a keynote speaker at Development Trusts Northern Ireland’s 2018 Expo, on Community Ownership: A Movement for Social Change on 19th September.

This year’s conference will consider and debate action for social change. It will reflect on emerging thinking and practice that is driving local economic development across the UK and present recommendations on what needs to be done to drive change in Northern Ireland.

Neil will be presenting the Northern Ireland Charter for Local Economies, a joint initiative between CLES and DTNI which provides a framework for the actions needed to create resilient local economies.

The Expo will also celebrate the role of community development activists and how, as social change agents, they facilitate the empowerment of citizens to shape the spaces they live in, challenge the status quo and speak truth to power.

Conference will be co-curated by leading social development organisations from the arts and built heritage sectors and will look at the work of these networks in shaping, changing and growing local communities.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Lesley Riddoch, an award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster;
  • Sarah Longlands, Director of IPPR North; and
  • Matthew McKeague, CEO at the Architectural Heritage Fund.

To find out more, and purchase tickets visit here.

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