Join us for our open space workshop to crowd-source campaigns ahead of the Lewisham Mayoral and Council elections in May.
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 (relating to something the group needs to tackle).
You don’t need to be an expert on the question or idea, or you may have already done loads of research and just want some help to get it launched and realised.
You may have attended lots of our branch 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.
The venue is accessible – if you have access requirements please let us know.
WE look forward to seeing you!
4-14 Barmeston Rd
London SE6 3BH
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