What’s the role of civil society organisations in furthering race equality? This is an opportunity to contribute to Civil Society Futures, a two-year inquiry into the future of civil society which is due to complete in November this year. The event will examine and debate information gathered from a range of civil society organisations on the issue of race inequality. This event is intended to be a participative ‘deep dive’ into some of the reasons why civil society organisat
The last few years have seen an explosion of new ideas on how to run society. The guiding principles of old – greed is good, inequality is inevitable, markets can solve everything – have been shaken to their core, as the effects of austerity become more visible and the impact of structural problems (like climate change and discrimination) become harder to ignore. But what should take the place of these principles? A number of organisations have come up with good alternatives.
Over the last 18 months, we’ve been trialling new ways of having conversations that allow people to express – and hear – views that are a little outside the mainstream. The kind of thing that in the past we’ve labelled ‘xenophobic’ or ‘outdated’. Why? Well, after the Brexit vote we talked to people about their reasons for voting to leave. While there were many reasons people didn’t want to stay in the EU, it is now unequivocally clear that people’s feelings about immigration