This year the conference will focus on how we can really begin to embody and practice the changes our sector needs
Wondering how we build anti-racist and intersectional practices in 'development' and 'aid' spaces?
Asking how we build care and solidarity in our work environments that can help support us all in the work?
Thinking about how we can decolonise our practice and end the story that 'we know better'?
What is the Healing Solidarity Conference?
A week of conversations with activists, practitioners and thinkers interested in reforming international development practice, and figuring out how to care for ourselves and one other in the process.
Workbooks included. Entirely online.
What we’ll explore
What it means to be practitioners committed to embodying and practising the changes we want to see in the context of international 'aid' and 'development'.
How to identify and disrupt the ways in which our sector manifests the things we abhor; colonial attitudes, racism, professional bureaucracies out of touch with their values.
What it means to be resilient and be self-reflective as practitioners
How we can build just cultures in organisations, communities and initiatives which create the collective care we crave.
How the conference will unfold
What makes the conference different?
All the best aspects of a conference but virtual - join from wherever in the world you are!
You can choose to connect with other attendees via our Healing Solidarity Collective - a Mighty Network where the LIVE conversations we will host during the conference week (25-29 November) will also take place.
We won't be afraid to ask the uncomfortable questions about 'development' & 'aid' and to think together about how things need to change & we'd love for you to join us!
MEET THE HOSTS
This year Mary Ann is joined as a host by Pontso Mafethe.
Mary Ann Clements
Feminist Writer, Facilitator, Activist and Coach and Initiator of Healing Solidarity
Leader & Mentor,
Women & Girls Rights and Philanthropy
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How many conference sessions are there?
At least 15 Speakers + 5 Live Practice Sessions
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?
During the conference, you have 48 hours starting at 8 am Greenwich Meantime (GMT). You can also choose to ‘take the conference away’ and for a contribution to support the production of the conference get permanent downloadable access to all the recordings.
But what about the time difference? Will I miss everything?
No, you have 48 hours to view the talks will just start at a different time of day depending on 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 (25th-29th November) + a daily workbook each day of the conference. If you choose you can also receive recordings of all the sessions in return for a contribution towards the conference. Read more about that and make a contribution here.
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.