Often when you’re involved in an emergency response either as a volunteer or a paid member of staff you don’t have time to sit back and reflect on the actions you have been taking or the wider context. All One Collective & Lab will be running 6 workshops for individuals who have taken their own community action during Covid-19, volunteers involved in mutual aid groups and local community organisations to reflect on their work and their involvement in the Covid-19 response.
The workshops will provide a space for participants to explore:
• Health: What do we mean by health? Holistic understandings of health, right to healthcare, community responses to health and wellbeing.
• Identity and values, our reasons for taking action, individual values and experiences, self-care tools, wellbeing and sustainability
• You and me: what is community? Who is included and excluded? Prejudice and discrimination. Power, what does it mean and who holds it? How do we empower ourselves and others?
• Taking Action: what has worked and what hasn’t? What have we learned? How do we have more impact? How can we be more effective? What does success look like?
• Connecting with and learning from Covid responders in other countries who are part of the Active Citizens network.
• Recovery: What does it look like? How do we build back better? Challenging inequality, building a low carbon economy.
The workshops will help participants to develop confidence and capacity to take further social actions both individually and collectively, and to learn from others involved in this work in Calderdale, nationally and from groups internationally.
The workshops will run on Zoom but with some offline activities integrated into the sessions. Each workshop builds on the previous one so whilst we understand some participants might not be able to attend all six, we would encourage participants to attend as many as possible.
The sessions will run from 10am -1pm (with a break)
The dates of the workshops are:
• 26th Jan
• 2nd Feb
• 9th Feb
• Week off for half-term)
• 23rd Feb
• 2nd March
• 9th March
The project is funded by the British Council.
If anyone interested would like to join but is worried about the digital aspect of the workshops, please do get in touch and we can talk about any further support you might need to help you participate.
For people interested in participating, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org