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Power in Lived Experience

Power in Lived Experience

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...

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Influencing in Parliament               29 Oct

Influencing in Parliament 29 Oct

Parliament is the ultimate arbiter of how change does or does not happen. But it can seem arcane and baffling to those inexperienced in how it works. This can make it seem daunting to those who want to change or amend the law. Thurs 29th October | 10:00-13:00 | £90...

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The ‘new’ SMK: Unleashing Social Power

The ‘new’ SMK: Unleashing Social Power

Fifteen years ago, SMK was set up in memory of Sheila McKechnie - the brilliant, fearless and tireless campaigner who, in her own words, was a "fully paid up member of the awkward squad". In our new brand, launched today, we have drawn deeply on the spirit of Sheila,...

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Lisa-Marie Taylor, FiLiA

Lisa-Marie Taylor, FiLiA

Lisa-Marie found political activism in her late 30's via Feminism which came into her life with a huge bang; making sense of everything and filling her with a desire to join the Women's Liberation Movement. Her eureka moment was a day spent at Conway Hall in London...

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