Power Project resources

Build solidarity in your work for social change.

 

Power is contextual, and solidarity means different things to different people. Our guide, It’s All About Power, includes resources to help you think about how power is at play in your work – and to take action to transform power and build solidarity in social change.  

But we know we don’t have all the answers. On this page, you’ll also find links to some of the things our community is reading, listening to and watching to help them build greater solidarity in their work for social change. 

It’s All About Power

The Power Project calls for a new way of thinking about power, and action to build solidarity in social change.

Power Project resources

These resources are designed to support people who work in organisations, but they can be adapted by anyone interested in exploring power for social change.  

How to talk about power 

Thinking and talking about power can feel vulnerable for some. This guide will help you do it more safely.  

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Talking about power guide

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See power more clearly 

The Power Lens reveals how power operates on individual, collective, civil society and society-wide levels. These activities will help you see how power at each level affects your work. 

Individual Power

Individual Power

See more clearly your own power to contribute to deeper solidarity for social change.

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Collective Power

Collective Power

See how power operates in groups in visible, hidden and invisible ways.

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Civil Society’s Power

Civil Society’s Power

Map how different actors in your network enable or constrain your efforts to achieve solidarity.

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Societal Power

Societal Power

See how powerful structures and dominant cultural norms affect you.

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Create a strategy to transform power 

The Power Framework shows the different dimensions of power at play in organisations. Use it to uncover the barriers and opportunities to solidarity, and to map a path to change. You can use it to inform day-to-day actions, or with buy-in, to inform an organisation-wide strategy. 

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Power framework activity sheet

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Make the case for a conversation about power in your organisation

This summary of the key messages from the Power Project will help you start a conversation with your colleagues about why we need to think differently about power if we are to achieve deeper solidarity for social change. If you use it, we’d love to hear how you get on.

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Community of Practice pinboard

The Power Project Pinboard is where you can find out what others in the community are reading, watching and listening to, to inspire new ways of thinking about power and building solidarity in social change.  

Power Sharing Project blogs and articles

Belonging

Belonging

What is belonging? What does it mean to 'normal', secure people, and what does it mean to survivors? In my experience, two very different things. Is belonging a positive or a negative? For survivors, a craving for belonging surfaces in rushed intimacy,...

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