In 2016 we kicked off the #RadicalChildcare learning community to open up themes of the #RadicalChildcare project for discussion, hosting conversations around the research and ideas behind the project as it grows. Our first four were an eclectic mix of multimedia and hosts, check out the previous sessions and content here. We are excited to launch a new series of learning circle sessions this Spring as we continue to develop and grow the #RadicalChildcare movement.
The #RadicalChildcare Learning Circle is a 21st Century multimedia book club.
It's a place where we can digest and interrogate current thinking, academic research, TED talks and podcasts in a supportive informal community of learners, experts and the curious. Join the #RadicalChildcare Facebook group and look out for learning community meetups
We hear it all the time that Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, but what if we turned this from a throwaway statistic into our reason for being? What if we were to deploy financial, human and social capital to invest in a better future for Birmingham’s children by unlocking our collective demographic dividend? That would surely be radical childcare.
In this week’s session, Indy Johar of Dark Matter Laboratories and Paul Perkins formerly of North Camden Zone and now Head of Local System Change at Save the Children alongside our #RadicalChildcare Lead Amy Martin explore a systems approach to making great places for our children to grow up. Thinking about the emphasis we need from short-term interventions to creating the conditions for effective and sustainable systems change through impact movements.
We invite you to familiarise yourself with the reports and links below in advance of the session: https://birmingham.impacthub.net/event/building-impact-movements/