I am delighted to be part of Stir to Action’s New Economy Programme.
A year ago they asked me to deliver a workshop on intersectional economics but I didn’t really think about it until a few weeks before, but since then I have been on quite an intellectual journey.
We had a great day looking out over East London, examining what is intersectionality – using the legal rockstar Kimberle Crenshaw’s TED talk as our basis and how we might apply that to economics.
We looked at feminist economics and analysis of the care economy and then in the afternoon we used Alison Parken‘s multi-strand approach to policy making to design our own intersectional policies.
It was hard, the group worked furiously examining ideas for change and turning them inside out and upside down!
It was a brand new workshop for me and them but I have to say it has changed my approach to policy making change forever.
I’m looking forward to delivering it Oxford in the Spring. If you’re interested to sign up, do so here, they have a few fully funded places and the workshop will help you develop your own policies for change .