Sharing power to drive
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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
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...
It’s been a privilege to be involved in so many diverse conversations over the past few weeks – all focused on the question ‘what would it look like if civil society in London was better at sharing power in pursuit of social change, and how would we get there?’ In...