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Common Threads: An agenda for Active Citizenship 4 and 5 February 2003, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Organised by the Centre for Creative Communities with the support of the British Council, this international symposium will explore notions of citizenship, identity and participation within the context of contemporary society. The event will provide a unique opportunity to share the latest international thinking on how government, business and non-profit organisations can strengthen communities through cross-sector partnerships. A main focus will be on the role that culture can play in fostering civic engagement, promoting intercultural dialogue and in developing active citizenship, both at a local and a global level. The event will be opened by the Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon David Blunkett, and will include the participation of Professor Benjamin Barber, distinguished political theorist and author of the international best seller Jihad Versus McWorld, along with Jon Snow, Channel Four News and many other leading thinkers, researchers, educators and practitioners from the UK, US and Europe. The symposium will consist of a wide range of plenary sessions, concurrent seminars and an exhibition open to participants. It will be of interest to business leaders, local and national government officers, policymakers, voluntary and community organisations, students and young people, academics and practitioners from the fields of education, social and health services, cultural development, urban planning and sustainable development.
For more information or a booking form, please contact the Centre for Creative Communities, 118 Commercial Street, London E1 6NF, UK Tel 020 7247 5385 Fax 020 7247 5256 email@example.com www.creativecommunities.org.uk
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