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					                                                                       Institute of Applied Social Studies




Rethinking community cohesion - different
perspectives on segregation and community
relations
2.30pm - 5.30pm, 14 October 2009, G51, ERI Building,
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Cantle’s report of the 2001 riots in           challenged, may lead a move away               like? The seminar is aimed at
northern English towns held the living         from provision of ethnically sensitive         academics, policy makers and
of “parallel lives”, with neighbourhoods       services. In recent times texts such           practitioners and will give participants
and services divided on racial grounds,        as Community Cohesion in Crisis?               an opportunity to hear a range of
partly responsible for political unrest.       and Sleepwalking to Segregation?               perspectives on cohesion from
In the eight years since the riots there       have questioned some of the                    recently published experts in the field,
has been a paradigm shift in race              assumptions underpinning the                   as well as a chance to participate in
relations thinking from                        discussion of community cohesion.              discussions around cohesion.
multiculturalism’s celebration and
support of cultural difference, to             This seminar brings together leading           If you or a colleague would like to
community cohesion’s push for                  writers and thinkers on the subject of         attend this seminar please return the
shared values. Publication of Our              community relations to explore some            booking slip to Helen Harris
Shared Future, the report of the               of the assumptions around community            h.m.a.harris@bham.ac.uk by 21
Commission of Integration and                  cohesion such as do some ethnic                September. Please note that places
Cohesion pointed to the need for               groups really live parallel lives? Is          are free but strictly limited so early
different approaches to community              segregation necessarily bad for race           booking is advised. We will operate a
relations, while the CLG’s production          relations? What impact do social and           waiting list system if over-subscribed.
of guidance for local authorities              economic inequalities have upon                A fee of £10 will be charged to those
consolidated changes in approach by            community relations? What role can             who fail to attend without notifying us.
outlining that single group funding            and do community organisations play
                                                                                              If you wish to contribute a question to
should only be supported in special            in community relations? What does
                                                                                              the round table session please outline
circumstances. This guidance whilst            successful community cohesion look
                                                                                              your question overleaf.



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The full seminar programme and location map (ERI is map reference G3 green zone ) can be viewed overleaf.
              Programme - Rethinking community cohesion - different perspectives on segregation and
              community relations

              2.30            Welcome Dr Jenny Phillimore, Institute of Applied Social Studies and Third Sector Research Centre, the University of Birmingham

              2.40            Ted Cantle CBE, Associate Director IDeA and Professor, Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo)

              2.55            Karen Chouhan, Joseph Rowntree Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World, and Equanomics UK Director for Research, Policy
                              and UK Coordination

              3.10            Ludi Simpson, Honorary Professor of Population Studies, Universities of Manchester and Sheffield

              3.25            Dr Deborah Phillips, Reader in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Universities of Leeds and Oxford

              3.40            David Robinson, Professor of Housing and Public Policy, CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University

              3.55            Tea and cakes

              4.20            Round table discussion and questions

              5.30            Close




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