Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance
The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) is a University designated Centre of Research Excellence
Room 101, Clore Building, Birkbeck, Malet St, London
Working the spaces of power: activism, neoliberalism and gendered labour, by Janet Newman
Janet Newman draws on interviews with a wide variety of women in positions of power, some at the highest levels of government, some who have led major voluntary bodies, others who are entrepreneurs, philanthropists, community activists and campaigners. All of their work has been informed by a range of social movements and activist commitments.
Newman uses these interviews to interrogate, develop and challenge existing approaches to understanding social and political change.
This event brings together participants in a recent research project to reflect on what they have earned from past experience of ‘working the spaces of power’ and to talk about 'what happens next': the possibility of emerging spaces of power in the present and future.
1.00 Welcome and light lunch
1.30 Introduction Janet Newman
1.45 Round table: Learning from the past: a panel exploring key messages from those involved in promoting political, organisational and social change over the last 60 years
Panel members: Marilyn Taylor, Sue Richards, Naomi Eistenstadt, Adi Cooper, Stella Semino. Chair: Shona Hunter
2.45 Tea, cake
3.15 Round table 2: Looking forward: a panel exploring how participants in the research are attempting to find new spaces of power from which to exert influence in the current context of cut and austerity politics.
Round table members: Esther Boyd, Katy Simmons Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Hannah Berry, Cecilia Wee. Chair: Janet Newman
4.15 Reflections Davina Cooper, Sasha Roseneil
5.00 Drinks in the RADA bar.
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