The approach in Oxford is led by a group of activists from across the city who come together to learn. The hope is: to find people leaders in communities and organisations who can be allies; to encourage meaningful connections between us; to think and act differently.
It is believed this can transform some of the systems that are failing in Oxford.
The work in Oxford covers a variety of projects, collaborations and themes. All of them will hopefully allow: to shift power to individuals affected by local challenges; to promote new ways of working with partners; to showcase different approaches to measurement.
Some of these projects include:
- Storytelling in communities: Arts at the Old Fire Station colleagues are sharing storytelling methodologies as ways for people to learn and to promote resident-led storytelling. This is building on the experience of storytelling across Oxford as the city emerged from the first Covid lockdown.
- Parent Power networks: colleagues from Oxford Hub and African Families in the UK are collaborating to support families who are currently marginalised to step into their own power.
Marmalade festival: this event is a creative opportunity that bring people together from across the county to ask how Oxfordshire can work together to recover and rebuild after Covid-19
Sara Fernandez is the associate in Oxford – firstname.lastname@example.org