Feminist organizing tends to be suspicious of social innovation as just the latest flavour of social change. The social innovation field tends to turn away from the dynamics of power and difference, including gender. Can the two interweave?
In this post on the CKX blog, my long time collaborator and friend Tatiana Fraser and I explore how we can put more innovation in feminist social justice work and more justice in the social innovation field.
We hope to catalyze more discussion on wha it means to "bridge" fields, cultures, strategies and knowledge bodies in social change work - and to create community and connections between folks who practice "bridging" everyday. Stay tuned for fun stuff like webinars and more posts on inspiring examples of this bridging work! Get in touch if you are interested or have ideas to share.