October 14, 2013
I would like to see the 'labour' of social change reject the conditions of industrial society- ideally we could facilitate a merge of the public/private, place more emphasis on care and community well-being, and experience more enjoyment of work.
At the moment I'm educating myself and up-skilling although I frequently assist groups and individuals with their activism by providing facilitation and wellness support.
Cicily Saunders- founder of the modern Hospice movement. Compassion and unique expertise saw Cicily lead and develop one of the most important social movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is also impressive given that she was a woman in a field that was (and still is) deeply hierarchical and male-dominated (modern medicine).
Originally from a psych/sociology background, I am interested in learning the practical skills for the work of social change and activism. Currently, I am a student of the Group Work Institute and have been working as a facilitator pro-bono.