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What are our plans for the Power Sharing Project?
What are our plans?
We’ll ask how resource and power affect people’s ability to drive social change, and identify some ‘burning issues’ that civil society at large can address. (Spring and Summer 2020)
Using insights from Phase One, we’ll ask ‘what does civil society at large need to do to make sure power is better shared?’ How can both ‘lived’ and ‘learned’ experience work meaningfully together to drive social change? What are the practical steps to get there? (From Summer 2020)
Based on learning from earlier phases, we’ll ask ‘how could this strengthen one particular social change goal (such as decent, affordable rented housing, or food poverty in London)?’ We’ll ask what all of Phase One and Phase Two learnings mean in practice in this deep dive enquiry. (From January 2021)
Power Sharing Project blogs and articles
Listening to stories of lived experience is vital but, as the Race Report has shown, it’s not enough
In the wake of the recent report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, the Government admitted that a ‘considerable number’ of people had in fact told the commission that, based on their own lived experience, structural racism was a real problem. This...
We asked Colin Dutton, a qualified Youth Worker at MAP, a youth charity in Norfolk, what can we do to unleash young people's social power? Colin began a degree in Youth Work and Community Development ten years ago and has worked as a JNC Qualified Youth Worker in the...
Understanding and transforming power for social change is a journey, just as much as it is a destination. When times feel urgent, perhaps taking a moment to pause and reflect is the most powerful thing to do. Today, looking back on the weeks that have passed since my...