I (Mary Ann the Initiator of this conference) am committed to ensuring that money is NOT a barrier to participation. This stems from my commitment to challenging systems of oppression (including white supremacy, racism, capitalism, ableism, and poverty) in all of my work.
The intention here is to cover the costs of producing and promoting this event by offering you a way to contribute in a way that is meaningful for you in relation to the content we have produced and the conversations which we are offering.
I know that some of you will want more time to listen to the different conversations that are part of the conference. At the same time, this conference has a creation cost. This event is in part supported by a small grant from The Emergence Foundation for the work of the Collective but it is still 75% self-funded and so would value your contribution to the costs of this event as a gesture of reciprocity. The conference is free to access during the week it takes place. Contributions are invited in return for access to downloadable recordings and work books.
The costs of this event include an honorarium for each speaker, time for six different people putting the event together, including planning and organising this event, website development, video editing, transcript production, promotion, and marketing, plus the general operating costs of my business which make the creation of this event possible.
Please consider making a contribution if you can to support this work and get the most out of it. In the meantime because I want to make this content accessible and affordable to people anywhere in the world who want to continue to engage with it and I am committed to poverty and personal circumstances not being a barrier to this I also invite you to be in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to access the downloadable recordings and are not able to make a contribution. Next year you will also find that these conversations will be available to watch in the Healing Solidarity Collective.