Never doubt that a
small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world,
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has
- Margaret Mead
Groundswell offers the ability to connect with others who want to inspire change, build bridges and promote tolerance/understanding in their own community. We work with leaders in these communities, no matter how small, to accelerate and encourage activities that bring us together
Groundswell is about building empathy in communities. Helping neighbours find out that they are more the same than they are different. When we understand each other it becomes harder to mock, detest and hate and easier to band together on the things that matter in life for all of us. When we are together we are less vulnerable to harms.
One of the big successes of the Black History Month event we ran on 30 October was Phoenix Rising, a group of young steel pan drummers. We spoke to group leader and pianist Patrick on Saturday to find out more about how the group started and what they do.
Speaking to us, he said: “The organisation is there to raise self-awareness and self-esteem of young people.Read More