Wondering how to do things differently?
Are you working in international development but sometimes feel out of integrity with your values?
Exhausted by your work in the international development and aid sector and wondering how you can more effectively take care of yourself?
Feel that the current structures & pressures in international development detract from the kind of solidarity you really want to be a part of?
This FREE ONLINE conference will envision how international development can be RE-IMAGINED & ask the critical question of how we HEAL ourselves, both from the inequity in our practice and the working practices that OVERWHELM and EXHAUST us.
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 each other in the process.
Workbooks included. Entirely online.
What we’ll explore
What it means to be practitioners with integrity, responsive to the people whom we serve, whilst allowing our values to stay intact.
How to identify and disrupt the ways in which our sector manifests the things we abhor; colonial attitudes, racism, corporate structures.
What it means to address our wellbeing and be self-reflective as practitioners
How we can build just cultures in organisations, communities and initiatives which create the collective care we crave.
Watch our Conference Trailer
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 online conversations we will host during the conference week (17-21 September).
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 Host
Mary Ann Clements
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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 British Summer Time. You can also choose to ‘take the conference away’ and for a modest fee get permanent 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 (17th-21st September) + 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 Facebook Group?
Yes, you don’t need to join the Facebook Group but if you do you’ll have access to additional content and information throughout the conference.