Wednesday 10 April
In his novels, Charles Dickens described in vivid detail the destitution and desperation he observed on the streets of English towns and cities over 150 years ago. Yet here on the streets of Oxfordshire today, some of the suffering we see would seem far too familiar to Dickens. This Marmalade session is an opportunity to ask ourselves what has really changed since then – and does anyone really care? Hosted by Oxfordshire Community Foundation.
Lawyers are a powerful agent for change and legal support plays an essential role in every long-term, sustainable solution. An interactive session targeted at NGOs and social enterprises keen to find out how healthy their organisation’s legal set-up is, and hear from award-winning social enterprises on how they used law to create sustainable impact and build a stronger organisation – all pro bono.
Hosted by Nicholas Glicher, Director at TrustLaw.
'What would a fully inclusive society for people with additional needs look like, and how do we get there?'
We will encourage participants to explore these urgent questions together, with the aim of generating creative and ambitious solutions to existing challenges. There will be a practical focus on how we can make inclusive social and recreational opportunities more widespread in our communities, with plenty of tangible ideas and actions that individuals and organisations can take back into their own communities, in Oxfordshire and further afield. This interactive, thought provoking, and practical workshop will be co-hosted by KEEN (a community organisation working to create, support, and promote inclusive opportunities for all) and its partners.
A chance to think together about our long-term vision for the cultural development of Oxford. How can funders, different communities, different service providers, artists and cultural organisations work together to make Oxford a better place?
A session from Oxford’s cultural organisations, hosted by Oxford City Council, What Next? and Arts at the Old Fire Station.
This workshop provides an opportunity for all activists to think of their own goal through the lens of the law and see if there is a potential legal avenue that could be used to accelerate the change they are seeking.
Impact – Law for Social Justice (www.impactsocialjustice.org) is a new consultancy made up of lawyers, academics and journalists looking at how grass roots activists, NGOs and broader civil society could use the law to achieve their social justice aims.
Come and find out by helping to spend £1000 in a participatory grant making session – where power for decision making is taken by YOU! Lankelly Chase Foundation (and partners) will be hosting this session as they want help in designing participatory methods that encourage equality of voice, mutual accountability and sharing of power.
And happening all day…
Popping into the Cafe for a coffee or a spot of lunch? Fancy a chat with someone new? On each table there will be two cards. Simply turn the card over to say whether you are happy to chat or would rather not be disturbed. Who knows who you may get chatting to?
Need somewhere to charge your phone? Fancy a sit down? Look no further. You’ll be able to recharge your batteries, both literally and metaphorically, at our chat n’ charging station.
Ever lied to a funder? Ever over-claimed in a tweet? Ever pretended to understand what systems change means? Step into the confessional booth and tell all to our priest in residence…
*Absolute discretion guaranteed.
Keep a lookout for the Insecurity Guards are about. Not all superheros wear capes - ours prefer glitter and sequins! Jettison your deepest insecurities and fears into a locked box to be destroyed at the end of the day.