Our next 'Street Stories' event will be on November 15, 7:15pm in Methodist Central Hall, Manchester. We are partnering with Greater Manchester Movement for Recovery to look at how what the churches are already doing has the potential to play a major part in our region's recovery strategy from the pandemic. With guests Andy Burnham, Adrian Nottingham and Erinma Bell. More details and booking info here. Space is limited.
The third of our three online 'Street Stories' events on aspects of 'Facing Up To Race' took place last Sunday on the subject of young people and race. Thank you to our speakers Gabriel Oyediwura, Christie Spurling and Beatrice Smith. View the full event below.
The second of our three online 'Street Stories' events on aspects of 'Facing Up to Race' took place last night. Thank you to Beatrice Smith for facilitating, Robert Beckford for a brilliant opening presentation, and to Dr Joe Aldred and Ben Tarbuck for open and honest discussion. View the full event below. Next is 'Generating Justice' on August 30 - more details here.
The first of our three online 'Street Stories' events on aspects of 'Facing Up to Race' took place last night. Big thanks to Faye Bruce of the Caribbean Health Network for her presentation and also to Dr Steve Taylor and Rosie Holden from Christians in Caring Professions. View the full event below. Next is 'Church Complicity' on Wednesday - more details here.
Our Street Stories event planned for June 4 had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Lockdown. Then on May 26 the brutal public killing by police officers of black man George Floyd sparked an upsurge of #BlackLivesMatter in the USA, with similar protests in the UK. We felt we should find an alternative way to discuss issues around racism and have planned 3 short Zoom events on Facing Up To Race, with the same guest speakers, plus a few more. Dates and more info here.
We had an excellent Street Stories event on Tuesday night. The theme was "Re:Mind: Mental Health and Well-Being in Greater Manchester". A big thank you to all our guest speakers and interviewers and to everyone who came and participated in some lively Q&A groups. This is a big subject and it was good to cover it from a variety of approaches from personal and organisational, right up to policy and theoretical aspects. There was also some insight into how churches, and particularly pastors, can welcome and care for people with mental health problems. This is obviously a topic that touched many and that people feel strongly about. Maybe we need to return to it at some point. Thoughts?
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