Mulberry Think-ins

Mulberry School for Girls and the Mulberry Schools Foundation is partnering with Jude Kelly CBE for a two-year residency as ‘Thought Leader’. Over this period, Jude will lead a series of six Mulberry Think-ins to generate, communicate and celebrate young people’s ideas and priorities for achieving a gender equal world.

Mulberry Think-ins extend serious debate about issues facing girls and women globally to young people and adults whose voices are less usually heard. Inspired by Jude Kelly and her invited contributors, participants will collectively generate ideas and solutions that will enable more girls, boys and women to reach their true potential as individuals and leaders.

The results of each Think-in will be disseminated through Thought-gems via the digital networks of WOW, MST 
and partner organisations. Participants will be invited to contribute further Thought-gems, created independently possibly through art work, creative writing or film. Participants will also lead a presentation to, or discussion with, others to build their leadership skills and to widen the debate further.

Think-in 1

Wed 5 December 2018, 9.30am-12.00pm

Think-in 1

Key idea:

What we share is more powerful than what divides us

Key questions:

What is it that makes us all human, that connects us?
How do we champion this to build gender equality?

Resources

Select resources from the list below to view and download

The audio files for the preparatory workshop can be found here.

Artwork by Federica

Think-in 2

Tue 26 February 2019, 9.30am-12.00pm

Think-in 2

Key idea:

Gender equality and racial equality cannot be separated

Think-in 3

Tue 1 October 2019, 9.30am-12.00pm

Think-in 3

Key idea:

Race, masculinity and equality

Invitation

By invitation only

The objective of Think-in 3 is to get boys thinking and exploring the intersections of race, gender and identity and how this informs lived experience and our understanding of equality.

Think-in 4

Wed 5 February 2020, 9.30am-12.00pm

Think-in 4

Key idea:

Britishness and Identity

Invitation

By invitation only

We will be discussing Britishness and Identity, and analysing what it means for us. Students from across the Mulberry Schools Trust will take part in the Think-In and then plan a workshop to be delivered at our upcoming Youth Conference, based around the themes explored.

Jude Kelly CBE is a successful theatre director and founded the acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse. She was Artistic Director of Southbank Centre from 2005 to 2018, and founded the WOW Festival in 2010. Now a significant global brand, WOW Festival celebrates the lives and achievements of women and girls all over the world, bringing together artists, performers and speakers from a huge range of disciplines and backgrounds to spotlight women’s lives, their successes, and the obstacles against which they continue to struggle.

The Mulberry Schools Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company No. 10035860). Company's registered office: Mulberry Schools Trust, Richard Street, Commercial Road, London E1 2JP