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Welcoming Change in International Development

October 5-9, 2020

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2020 has already been a year of momentous change for most of us. But are we ready to welcome it?

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This year our FREE ONLINE conference will help you explore how YOU can be part of welcoming change in our sector in these times

What is the Healing Solidarity Conference?

A week of online conversations with activists, practitioners and thinkers interested in welcoming the change we need in international development practice, and figuring out how to care for ourselves and one other in the process.

This year we will have live events you can participate in each day along with recorded conversations you can watch. 

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MEET THE SPEAKERS - more to be announced very soon!

Chipo Bangira

Chipo Bangira

Feminist and Transformational Leadership Manager at Akina Mama wa Afrika

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Devi Leiper O'Malley

Board Member of Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific, and former Co-Executive Director of FRIDA

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Everjoice Jeketa Win

International’s Director for Programs and Global Engagement, ActionAid, Professor of Practice-Women’s Rights, SOAS, University of London. Advisor, Founder, Board Member, Writer, Blogger, and Influencer.

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Gagan Sethi

Founder of Janvikas. Development Educator, Organisational Development Expert & Trainer

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Hope Chigudu

Coach, Facilitator, Evaluator, Organisational Development practitioner, published author and editor

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Neha Kagal

Senior Technical Advisor for Women’s Rights at an INGO, Fellow at ‘Practice for Transformative Action’ (PiTA) programme at the East Bay Meditation Centre, Oakland, CA.

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Nikita Yasmin Shah

Researcher & Project Manager, Founder of Hyphen Poetry and a co-founder of The Colonial Hangover Project.

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Leila Billing

Gender and Development Consultant

Lisa VeneKlasen

Lisa VeneKlasen

Former Executive Director, Just Associates (JASS)

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Lysa John

Secretary-General of the CIVICUS Alliance

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Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE

Executive Director of FORWARD

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Saagarika Dadu

Equity Index, Researcher & Consultant

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Samah Ahmed 

Programme and Research Manager, Shabaka

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Takyiwa Danso

Development Practitioner & Artist
Youth Advisor to VSO & Former Youth Delegate UNGA

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What we’ll explore

Welcoming change means being ready to see things as we know them fall apart in the context of international 'aid' and 'development'.

How do we orientate towards welcoming the change that is needed, embracing new ways of doing things, new ways of seeing ourselves and new ways of operating?

What action can we each take to make our sector meaningfully reflective, anti-racist, feminist and de-colonial?

How we can build just cultures in organisations, communities and initiatives which create the collective care and healing we crave?

Register to Attend

When you register you’ll get access to a week of conversations and events featuring at least one recorded interview and a live event each day. This year recordings will stay live all week.

 

Sign up to join the conference

Enter your email address to sign up for the conference.

You will receive full details of the conference, reminder messages and conference emails during the week 5-9 October which will give you access to the conference itself.

You will also receive information about how you can access downloads of the conference by joining us as a sustaining member of Healing Solidarity if you choose.

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Spread the word

Invite your colleagues, your leadership and anyone else you think would benefit from being engaged in these conversations.

You can even engage with the content as a group and we plan to offer some support for you to do that through the week of the conference.

What makes the conference different?

Healing Solidarity has been online since our first conference in 2018 so you have always been able to join from wherever in the world you are!

We've never been afraid of the difficult questions about 'development' and 'aid' and our conference has been a place to talk about racism, power and desperately needed change our sector since we first launched.

 In a year when everything has gone online and everything we thought we knew is being challenged, we will provide online sustenance to help you to meet this moment and be part of change.

Providing a space for you to explore what it means to welcome change, build new practices and work together in radically different ways and we will also this year share our own practice with you, the ways in which we within Healing Solidarity are seeking to do things differently as we co-create this project.

You can also choose to connect with other attendees via our Healing Solidarity Collective - a Mighty Network where the conversations throughout the conference week (5-9 October) will also take place.

THIS YEAR WE will be INVITING YOU TO JOIN US AS A SUSTAINING MEMBER. This will give you ACCESS TO DOWNLOADABLE RECORDINGS of the conference and help us to sustaina and grow this work.

Sign up for the conference now to receive more information about joining us as a sustaining member and getting access to all our resources very soon!

MEET THE HOSTS: The Healing SOLIDARITY ADVISORY CIRCLE

This year the newly formed Healing Solidarity Advisory Circle are hosting the conference together - meet your hosts....

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Mary Ann Clements

Feminist Writer, Facilitator, Activist and Coach and Initiator of Healing Solidarity
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Swatee Deepak

Social Justice Consultant, Former Director, Co-Founder and Board Member

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Pontso Mafethe

Interim Director of Programmes at the African Women's Development Fund
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Esua Goldsmith

Author, Facilitator, Strategist, Activist and Speaker
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Roshni Nuggehalli

Executive Director at Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA)
Jennifer Lentfer

Jennifer Lentfer

Aid worker turned writer/poet, writing coach, and communications strategist

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F.A.Q

How many conference sessions are there?
We are still finalising the conference schedule but we plan to have at least 15 recordings and events for you during the week.

How long is each session?
Sessions last no more than an hour

I’m not based in the UK, is the conference for me too?
Yes. The conference is accessible from anywhere in the world.

How long do I have to watch each session?
This year we will be keeping all the conference sessions live for the rest of the week after they are released. You can also get permanent downloadable access to the recordings by joining us as a sustaining member of Healing Solidarity. Sign up for the conference and we will share more with you about becoming a sustaining member during the week. 

But what about the time difference? Will I miss everything?
No, all our live sessions will be recorded so that you can watch at a time of day that suits you not matter where in the world you are.

Is this really free?
Yes, it's free to participate during the week of the conference itself. Register and get access to the talks during the conference week (5th- 9th) October. If you choose you would like to access downloadable recordings of all the sessions we invite you to become a sustaining member of Healing Solidarity. Sign up for the conference to learn more about that very soon.

Can I share my daily link with my colleagues?
Everyone needs to register at healingsolidarity.org

I don’t actually work in international development. Can I still join?
Yes absolutely. Anyone interested in issues of global solidarity and collective care is welcome to join us.

Can I still attend the conference if I don't want to join the Mighty Network?
Yes, you don’t need to join the Mighty Network but if you do you’ll have access to additional content and information throughout the conference. Join here.

Sign up to join the conference

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You will receive full details of the conference, reminder messages and conference emails during the week 5-9 October which will give you access to the conference itself.

You will also receive information about how you can access downloads of the conference by joining us as a sustaining member of Healing Solidarity if you choose.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.