It’s that time again and the excitement and anticipation are high as we begin our third Campaign Lab programme. We received over 80 applications and as always it was a difficult to choose the final participants. After much deliberation we’ve selected the 29 people from 16 organisations to participate in the journey of learning and growth that is Campaign Lab.
Campaign Lab is a six-month programme for economic justice campaigners working on the interconnected root causes of society’s biggest challenges – economic recession, climate change and inequality, to name just a few. You can get an overview of the full programme here.
Campaign Lab 2014
This year’s participants are predominately from grassroots campaigning organisations – people working in solidarity with those that have directly lived the experience of some of the dysfunction of our economic and financial system.
These campaigners have put two and two together and realised that addressing the issues their communities face – be it rent increases, discrimination, fracking – requires deeper change of our economic system
They are a wonderfully diverse bunch of people – from all sorts of background, with our highest proportion of BAME participants in a Finance Innovation Lab programme. This is something we are really proud of because it’s in line with our purpose of empowerment for everybody. Watch what previous participants say about the programme.
Here is a list of the organisations taking part:
West Yorkshire Racial Justice Network
World Development Movement
Public Interest Research Centre
Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
Latin American Women’s Rights Service
Reclaim the Power
New Economy Organisers Network (NEON)
Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
National Union of Students UK
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Trade Union Movement