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Drivers for Change – Make Space

Equity Framework > Drivers for Change > Making Space / Taking Time

Making space is about creating opportunities to discuss issues, build relationships, share ideas, and have constructive conversations in respectful and non-judgemental environments. The focus is on dedicating time to have discussions, engage in dialogue, voice concerns, and get organized. Bringing people together within, or in addition to, existing structures can centre voices that have been pushed to the margins and also encourage group learning. A crucial part of making space is about collective attitudes and actions which welcome and celebrate difference.

Adapted from:

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