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Blind Justice Challenge - Image Credit Free Range Stock - Jack MorehEssentially Naphtali & Associates is a community collective (now working with CATALYST 4 CHANGE CIC) which, through a network of associates, develops and supports new small to medium enterprises. We do this by offering a package of advice & support, signposting and mentoring, but also through seeking to influence support from other private, statutory and voluntary organisations.

The defining principle of all Naphtali & Associates initiatives is to provide or help develop free and/or affordable services, online support for campaigns, and the development of small-scale employment opportunities for local communities.

Community Pledge

Our Communities
Our pledge is to seek out enterprising people and enterprises to encourage their growth, marketing, collaboration and development.

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Campaign Bootcamp : Applications are now open!

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Protest Marcherssource: Campaign Bootcamp
published: February 2018

Campaign Bootcamp is a week-long residential training that supports you to develop the skills, confidence, and community to run a great campaign. The training brings together 35 new campaigners from across the country (and sometimes from other parts of the world) to learn and build community together.

What Will I Learn at Bootcamp?
The Campaign Bootcamp residential is a reflective and experiential training space. This means lots of time to think about your own campaigning, to learn from other people, and to try out new things supported by our training team and campaigners from across many different movements. Continue reading

The GAP Arts Project : Interviewees wanted for Children in Movement programme

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The GAP Youth Programme

Image Credit : The GAP http://www.thegapartsproject.co.uk

provided by: The GAP
published: February 2018

Children in Movement is a Heritage Lottery funded project that aims to discover, record and share the stories of those who migrated to Birmingham when they were children or young people, from as far back as the 1930’s right through to those who have settled here in the last few years.

Why are we doing this?
The GAP is an arts organisation that supports young people to make sense of the world through creative and cultural projects. Our young members have expressed concern that many distorted narratives are currently circulating about immigration, and that the value of diversity in their city – of which they are so proud – is suddenly being questioned.

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Benjamin Zephaniah on how Colin Roach’s death sparked a movement 35 years ago

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Colin Roach

Colin Roach

source: Hackney Gazette
published: 23 January 2018

The death of Rashan Charles, and its aftermath, has tragic echoes of the case of Colin Roach. The 21-year-old was shot inside Stoke Newington police station 35 years ago, with the community convinced cops had a hand. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah was at the first protest after his death, he tells the Gazette.

Events surrounding the death of Colin Roach 35 years ago remain a mystery to this day.

He died inside the foyer of Stoke Newington police station on January 12, 1983, from a single gunshot wound through the mouth.

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