Heritage: Punjabi Indian
Local Green Party: Wolverhampton Green Party
Nominators: Becky Copper and Oliver Millward
(both from Wolverhampton Green party)
I am passionate about intersectional politics and consistently educate myself on different types of oppression and how I can be more inclusive. I have been inspired by members’ creation of Greens of Colour and would love to be a part of committee to promote intersectional politics and the overlapping nature of oppression. Creating our own Safe Space policy should be a priority and this is something I would like to work on.
I want us to empower each other within the caucus to put ourselves forward for positions within the wider party. I would also like to see us working on policy together and writing articles about issues of race. Primarily I would like us to define our own liberation and be an active and vociferous caucus. As a committee we must galvanise and include all of our members, reach out to new ones and make ourselves visible within the party as a whole.
I currently work as a Secondary Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant and have volunteered in Pupil Referral Units, with Young Offenders and with Asylum Seekers’/Refugee organisations. My background has primarily been rooted in young people’s front line services and I have thus witnessed the impact of austerity and the marginalisation of various oppressed groups. I am therefore passionate about Asylum Seekers’ and Refugee rights and in an inclusive, accessible, decolonised and free education at all levels.
More about Geeta here: http://greensofcolour.weebly.com/geeta-kauldhar.html