Tag: Barbara Willis Brown

Cuckoos in a white middle class nest

This is the first podcast for the Grassroots Channel – a series of programmes sponsored by the Birmingham Community Empowerment Network.

We’re starting with stories of active citizens in Britain’s second largest city: Birmingham.
Barbara Willis Brown tells us how she worked to rebuild communities by confronting prejudice. A tennis project in the city brought young black children into the leafy middle-class environment of the tennis club, overcoming misconceptions from both sides.

Her philosophy on revitalising communities is: “If it hasn’t got a challenge in it let everyone else do it.”

Background music is copyright of a small local band called score. The Grassroots Channel is produced by Nick Booth of Podnosh. First available in October 2005