Last chance to register for a Dalston community meeting
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First of all welcome to all our new subscribers. This is the e newsletter of Dalston Futures. 

As part of getting our community organised, we want to explore how others have organised their communities. From the Civil Rights movement onwards, we are interested in how communities come together to build an inclusive and powerful voice. This is one reason we have invited Wade Rathke to speak in Dalston. 

Community organising Master-class: Trinity Centre, 7 October from 7pm till 9pm.
We will be hosting a seminar on community organising with international community organising expert Wade Rathke, who has been organising communities for over 40 years. It will be an opportunity to consider his approach and to think about how relevant it could be here in Hackney. It will also be an opportunity to discuss how we can mobilise our communities around local issues. If you want to come along, please register as places are limited and we are nearly fully subscribed. 
The big listen 11 and 12 October
We are planning to take our campaign to have the Eastern Curve Garden onto the streets of Dalston. We will be doing some good old fashioned door knocking on both Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October. If you can spare two hours to help us we will be doing two things, asking for support for registering the Eastern Curve Garden and asking the community what their priorities are for the Kingsland Shopping Centre redevelopment and for community action in the area (issues like the night-time economy, affordable housing, youth unemployment, gangs etc are all likely to come up).
If you want to join us in ‘the big listen’, please drop an email to We will be working in small teams with an aspiration of knocking on 1,000 doors over the two days.
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Together we can build a strong inclusive community in Dalston that will have to be listened to.

Dalston Futures is a Hackney Unites initiative and welcomes the financial support of Trust for London.