WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO PUT WOMEN’S EQUALITY ON THE AGENDA IN LEWISHAM, IN THE MAYORAL AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY 2018?
HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO IT?
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 12.00 – 4.00PM
THE TALENT FACTORY, CATFORD
FREE (DONATIONS WELCOME)
TEA & COFFEE AVAILABLE
(BRING OWN LUNCH)
Members and registered supporters* of WEP Lewisham (other branches welcome) are invited to an open space workshop to help us crowd-source our campaigns and our campaign strategies for the Mayoral and Council elections in May 2018.
Open space is a meeting without agenda where the people attending the meeting decide on the content by calling sessions on what they want to talk about at the beginning, responding to an umbrella question or invitation (see above). The question always relates to something the group needs to tackle and opens up the right to speak and raise a theme to everyone attending.
You don’t need to be an expert on the question or idea, or you may have already loads of research done and just want some help to get it launched and realised. You may have attended lots of our events or this could be your first time. You may love brainstorming in a group or prefer working on your own. Whoever you are and however you like to work out ideas, open space is a great way to do it because you can gain from the experience of the group and you can go off and work on your idea – it’s up to you.
The Open Space Technology format fits our “doing politics differently” ethos because it allows us to build on all the experience, energy and expertise in the room to ensure that our policies and campaigns are reflective of and authentic to our context. It’s about putting people not party politics first. It’s about thinking what we are campaigning for, the change and equality we want to see in Lewisham. It’s the perfect event to bring new people to, so please think of someone to extend this invitation to and ask them to come along.
All you need on the day is an open-mind, a picnic lunch and if you don’t have a question/idea to begin with, you’ll find plenty of ways to join in with other themes from other people. If you’re bringing kids (and you are welcome to), bring something for them to enjoy.
Help us determine the what, how and why of our campaigns and make a bit of Lewisham and WEP history. Be part of the story.
*If you’re not a member you can still come and join on the day or better yet click here. The Talent Factory is accessible – if you have access requirements please let us know.
For more information on Open Space and the Council elections – Invite to OPEN_SPACE_ WEP Lewisham campaignsdoc