Overcoming our internal neoliberal monster
Workshop by Making Change Collective in collaboration with Plan C
Date/time: Sunday 29th September, 4 – 6pm
Across the world, neoliberalism has been the dominant way of organizing economically, socially and politically for the past three decades. Even if we are unfamiliar with the word, it shapes all our lives and even our ways of thinking. Of course, we may be highly critical of a growth-based economy in which capital and corporations are freer than ever to do as they will. At the same time, we can’t help but internalize this overpowering ideology, shaping the way that we feel we can or can’t take action. We receive the message from neoliberalism that, ‘you can achieve anything if you try hard enough,’ and then internalize feelings of inadequacy when we find we hit invisible barriers. We know that things are getting worse, but we feel there’s nothing we can do to really change anything, because we’ve come to understand that ‘there is no alternative’.
This workshop seeks to deconstruct the beliefs that are holding us back and to begin to build a new framework together for going forth in the world. It will include collective reflection of how the workshop could be best used in the future.
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