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1 Welcome to Women into Grassroots and Local Politics: The Political is Getting Personal #weawip13

2 Andria Birch WEA East Midlands Projects Development Manager Regional Lead for the Womens Learning Programme

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5 WEA Womens Learning Programme

6 Surveys and meetings Meeting: The next Women Leading Learning (Notts WEA Womens Student Group) open meeting: 25 th April to 3.15pm Friends Meeting House, Nottingham. Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLPdevelopm ent

7 Course aims and learning outcomes Each session will be led by a different WEA tutor with a range of skills and experience to complement the aims of the course. By the end of this course students will be able to: 1. Identify how to get involved or support local or grassroots politics as appropriate 2. Assess different methods to survive, become resilient and thrive within political spaces

8 Course aims and learning outcomes continued: 3. Evaluate different models and strategies of relationship building and organising which increase effectiveness of local and grassroots politics 4. Develop practical skills and tools which support effective campaigning or lobbying within grassroots or local politics.

9 Session One Lisa Robinson WEA Tutor, Teacher Trainer Director, Bright Ideas

10 Session One Learning Outcomes 1. Define the term grassroots and local politics 2. Discuss the difference that women have and can make to grassroots and local politics 3. Provide an example of a woman who has made a difference in their local community 4. Identify challenges and rewards of getting involved in grassroots and local politics 5. Set personal aim/s and learning goal/s for the course

11 W is for Women Welcome and domestics Wish list What do we mean by grassroots and local politics? Women inspirers Who runs Britain? Whose responsibility is diversity in politics?

12 The Fawcett Society QUIZ Sex and Power 2013 Who runs Britain? Counting Women In

13 1. In what year did women get the equal right to vote? A B C. 1928

14 2. In what year was the Sex Discrimination Act passed? A B C. 1997

15 3. What percentage of MPs are currently women? A % B % C %

16 4. What percentage of Councillors are women? A. 12% B. 22% C. 32%

17 In conclusion, Britain is a country largely run by men A. True B. Not true C. There is not enough evidence to say

18 Margaret Thatcher UK Prime Minister 1979 to 1990 Only woman to have held this office Leader of the Conservative Party 1975 to 1990 First female leader of a political party in the UK Soviet journalist dubbed her The Iron Lady Policies became known as Thatcherism Falkands War, Poll Tax, High Unemployment 1992 Given life peerage Baroness Thatcher

19 In an IPSOS Mori poll for Reuters, 2011, who did 36% of the public say was Britains most capable leader? A. Margaret Thatcher B. Tony Blair C. David Cameron

20 According to a Guardian Poll what percentage of the public thought that Margaret Thatcher played an important role in changing attitudes about the role in society that women can play? A. 22% B. 42% C. 62%

21 Twitter this Obama She stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that cant be shattered She had courage in what was very much a mans World, and brooked little or no compromise. Mark Seddon, To call Margaret Thatcher a feminist is an Thatcher bought people with her... kicking and screaming, but she Dont blame Margaret Thatcher for the selfishness of our is market thatcher some one to do with our queen?

22 Learning Outcomes 1. Define the term grassroots and local politics 2. Discuss the difference that women have and can make to grassroots and local politics 3. Provide an example of a woman who has made a difference in their local community 4. Identify challenges and rewards of getting involved in grassroots and local politics 5. Set personal aim/s and learning goal/s for the course


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