International Women’s Day 2019

We believe International Women’s Day is a positive celebration that brings women together to promote solidarity and the building of women’s networks, to highlight women’s achievements and what still needs to be done to secure equality and equity for women in Calderdale, nationally and globally. That is why every year All 1 Collective commits to being part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around Calderdale.

IWD 2019 #BalanceforEquality
March 6th 2019 We will be at Queens Rd Neighbourhood Centre developing an interactive installation on the issues and priorities of local women.

March 13th 2019 – We will also be holding an exciting event at the Piece Hall in partnership with the WEA, the Women’s Centre, the Square Chapel and the Piece Hall.

IWD 2019 WEA Poster.pdf


This will include a performance by Kate Radford, followed by a panel of inspiring women including MP Holly Lynch, Sally Bogg (IT Business Role Model of the Year 2018), Deborah Newbold (Associate Artists Square Chapel), Angela Everson (Women’s Centre), Sisters United and Shirley Allen-Jackson (WEA).

In the afternoon participants will get to choose from 3 brilliant workshops: 1: Phenomenal Woman – radical poetry (Sally Baker); 2. Crafty Collectivism (Harriet Lawton); 3. Interactive Forum Theatre Anna: Daughters of Fortune (Mind the Gap)

The event is free but if you’re interested in coming please register by calling the WEA on 0300 303 34 63 giving the reference number: C3675361

 

Active Citizens 2018 – 2019 Project Summary

Active Citizens is the British Council’s social leadership training programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. Since 2018, All One Collective has been working in partnership with the Worker’s Education Association (WEA) to deliver the programme in Calderdale and Sheffield. We have been training participants so that they can further develop their skills and knowledge to develop social action projects and to bring about positive social change in their communities.

In December 2018 we hosted a group of Active Citizens who came from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Morocco, Bury and Newcastle in Calderdale on an International Study Visit to see the amazingly vibrant community projects and organisations that exist in Calderdale.

In February 2019 two of our Active Citizens from Calderdale and Sheffield travelled to Ukraine, visited projects there and connected with other Active Citizens from all over the world.

Getting Connected: Feel Good Club

Delivered throughout summer 2018, at Todmorden Learning Centre, the Feel Good Club aimed to improve well-being, reduce isolation and improve emotional resilience for participants

Six workshop sessions were delivered giving participants the opportunity to meet others from the area, explore techniques to develop confidence and self-belief, develop practical skills around public speaking and conflict resolution and to understand and develop active listening skills. Each session ended in a dialogue session using a ‘conversation café’ style methodology.

Following on from the project an informal peer support and meet-up group was established by the participants.

Growing Together

Growing Together – A community Action Project in Park Ward, Halifax

Growing Together started as a series of five free workshops in May 2018 delivered in partnership with the Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Halifax. The workshops helped participants to undertake a social mapping exercise, exploring issues around the environment of Park and potential solutions to help to make the area cleaner and greener and somewhere residents are proud to live. #PrideinPark

Beyond the workshops a Growing Together Community Action Group has now been established and has since July 2018 undertaken 4 community clean ups in Park and supported one community clean up in Todmorden. A great start for creating real social change for this community.

If anyone is interested in being involved please drop Roisin an email on roisincavanagh@all1collective.org.uk or Sarah Dyer on sarahl.dyer@calderdale.gov.uk.

 

International Women’s Day Work 2017 and 2018

International Women’s Day

We believe International Women’s Day is a positive celebration that brings women together to promote solidarity and the building of women’s networks, to highlight women’s achievements and what still needs to be done to secure equality and equity for women in Calderdale, nationally and globally. That is why every year All 1 Collective commits to being part of the International Women’s Day celebrations around Calderdale.

IWD 2018 #PressForProgress
We asked the women attending the Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre’s annual IWD celebrations to tell us:

What are the challenges that you currently face?What would you like to change? and ‘What do you love about being a women?

To read more about their answers, the insights into the needs of local women that were revealed, and and how this informs our work, read the IWD 2018 blog post, written by Hilary Turley.

IWD 2017 #BeBoldForChange​

We delivered a workshop at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre’s annual IWD celebration with the aim of helping to build positive relationships between women from different backgrounds.

Delivered as part of the Stronger Communities community cohesion project, the workshop helped participants to recognise and value the common humanity and diversity in the group and beyond, to develop confidence, esteem in themselves and other women, and to be able to present themselves knowing they 100% count.