Sharing power to drive
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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
Shelter held an internal event to present SMK’s Power Sharing Project. Last month I held a webinar on power sharing with my colleagues in Shelter – and I’m feeling pretty energised. Imagine this. You know over 100 people have accepted an invitation to a Zoom meeting...
This is a long-read blog in which we share what we’ve been hearing on the Power Sharing Project so far about lived experience, power, civil society, individualism, collectivism, and allyship (i). In the midst of lockdown, I was privileged to speak to Margaret Aspinall...
Ensuring the voices of young people are heard is a daunting task, but not because young people do not have a voice of their own - they do. It's because those who are best placed to create the changes that young people desire, sometimes opt not to hear them either,...