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What are our plans for the Power Sharing Project?
What are our plans?
Throughout the project we’ll publish and share what we are hearing and learning. We’ll work with the community of practice in a range of inclusive ways, including convening discussions, hosting roundtables, conducting interviews, reviewing literature, visiting and shadowing civil society groups and organisations.
Phase One: 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)
Phase Two: 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)
Phase three: 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
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...
SMK Trustee, Kimberly Garande, writes about how working with SMK on the Power Sharing Project gave her the opportunity to explore power with young people whose needs are often underrepresented. We Belong is the first UK-wide charity to be set up and run entirely by...