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Eager to see the line-up of talks for the conference? Here's the official schedule.

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First here’s a few more details about how the conference will work:

  • It runs September 17th-21st.
  • Each day of the conference you will receive a daily email with links to see the talks of the day & to access the daily workbook. Talks will be available for free for 48 hours, beginning at 8am East African Time (10.30 am IST, 9 am CST, 6 am BST, 1 am EST)
  • You can watch them as many times as you'd like in that 48-hour window. Then, those talks will be removed and you will receive a new email with the next day's talks.
  • You'll also receive the daily workbook. The workbook will offer key ideas from each session and challenging, interesting questions and prompts to help you reflect on the conversations we’ll be having during the conference.
  • We will also be reflecting together in The Healing Solidarity Conference Facebook Group.
  • The Facebook Group is also where Live Practices will take place during the week of the conference so make sure you join that if you haven't already by clicking on the link above to enable you to participate in those.

Grab a printer-friendly version of the schedule. Highlight, doodle, and create your way to the talks you most want to see.

Day 1

Jennifer Lentfer

Jennifer Lentfer - Healing Solidarity

Topics include: bringing our hearts, acknowledging harm, staying hopeful

Jessica Horn

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Topics include: well-being, vicarious trauma, feminist approaches

Judithe Registre

Devon Rowland Photography

Topics include: race in development, Haiti, whose stories we are listening too?

Fredrick Ouko

November 01, 2016. Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation shortlist: Fredrick Ouko has developed a mobile application to facilitate the registration of disabled people looking for jobs through a text message and web interface that aggregates an online searchable database where potential employers can find them & place them. He is photographed at his office in Nairobi, Kenya. Picture: Brett Eloff for The Royal Academy of Engineering.

Topics include: partnership, funding, philanthropy and relationships

12 pm BST Live practice with Mary Ann Clements: Bringing our Hearts to our Work

Day 2

Swatee Deepak


Topics include: philanthropy, flexible funding, well-being & self-care

Gemma Houldey


Topics include: stress, well-being & the idea of the 'perfect humanitarian'

Pontso Mafethe


Topics include: funding, feminism, power & the idea of the 'happy native'

Tina Wallace

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Topics include: corporatisation & projectisation, challenging power and finding alternatives

Agnes Otzelberger

12 pm BST Live practice with Agnes Otzelberger: 'Just Like Me' a practice to take action against our tendency towards 'Othering'

4pm BST Live Practice with Shawna Wakefield, Gender justice advocate, feminist leadership and org change consultant & trauma-informed yoga teacher


Day 3


FRIDA Team Headshot

Topics include: funding grassroots initiatives, feminist approaches & self-care

Kate Werning

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Topics include: burnout, healing, questioning constant urgency & taking the long-view

Eunice Baguma Ball

Eunice Baguma Ball Healing Solidarity

Topics include: innovation, entrepreneurship, technology & philanthropy

Tobias Denskus

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Topics include: participation, development communications & de-colonisation


12 pm BST Live practice with Mary Ann Clements (details coming soon)

4pm BST Live Practice with Kate Werning, Organiser and Creator and Host of Healing Justice Podcast

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Day 4

Nomvula Dlamini

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Topics include: community-led development, humanising our processes and cultures in organisations

Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane

Topics include: power imbalances, inequitable decision-making, #AidToo & doing things differently

Marion Osieyo

Marion Osieyo

Topics include: the importance of relationships to addressing inequity and why it is OK not to know.

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8.30 am BST Live Practice with Sally-Anne Airey 'A Mindful Pause'

4 pm BST Live practice with Agnes Otzelberger 'Exploring Your Money Story'

Agnes Otzelberger

Day 5

Angela Bruce Raeburn


Topics include: race & development, the absence of an ethic of care and the need for our organisations to be more representative

Wanja Muguongo

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Topics include: peer-led funding mechanisms, philanthropy, movements and more equitable decision making

Lisa VeneKlasen

Lisa VeneKlasen

Topics include: feminism, power, patriarchy, capitalism, racism and 'cowboy' tendencies in INGOs

12pm: Closing Session with Mary Ann Clements who will share a few thoughts and invite questions over a lunch hour on the last day of the conference

Not yet registered for Healing Solidarity?

The Healing Solidarity Conference 2018 begins Sept 17th. Register for the conference to see the talks for free. You'll also gain access to the private Facebook group and receive free daily mini workbooks each day of the conference.

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