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In this webinar we interview Nick Dearden the Director of Global Justice - a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. They mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south: Today we face two existential crises the corona virus pandemic and climate change and both bring the need for global justice strikingly to the forefront. As these crises unfold although they will impact on us all, it is the poor and vulnerable that will be affected the most. Ho do we in a world in crisis, where fear and concern often makes us inward looking, find solutions to provide justice for those who need it the most. The is what we will be discussing with Nick and how Global Justice sets about championing the poor and disposed globally and with what success. This is one the the webinars that we are doing as part of the “Conversations Across Borders Series” together with tracesdreams and involving a global audience. This webinar will be streamed live on Facebook on the GlobalNet21 Page (Link on the right) and also to various Facebook group
The World Health Organization in collaboration with arts and entertainment influencers and public personalities as well as leading arts and cultural entities are launching #SolidaritySessions and #SolidarityShows to a global audience. Art, alongside science, is the way we can make sense of this moment of uncertainty and isolation, through an expression of solidarity and love with family, friends, as a community, a nation or as a species. Celebrity musicians are sharing #SolidaritySessions, powered by Global Citizen, which are live performances taped in intimate settings and offered for free on social media to help share important updates and guidelines, show solidarity and raise funds for emergency programs. Tune into the sessions by following hashtag #TogetherAtHome We will be interviewing Lisa Russell who is a consultant/curator for the World Health Organization. Lisa is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, UN/NGO Storyteller and Artist Curator, 2x TEDx Speaker, Fulbright Specialist and Founder whose work lies at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development. You can join us at the link opposite and it will also be streamed live on Facebook
Join us in our webinar on April 14th at 5.0pm when we will be discussing how we can develop resilience as we go through this crisis of Covid-19 Resilience is something that most people need to make it through the rougher times of life. Everyone will experiences difficulties in life, and some people will even experience traumatic events that create an upheaval in their lives. Resilience is not a character trait - it can be learned by anyone, but learning it does require time and effort. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.It also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. To help us with this we will be discussing both resilience and mindfulness with Katy Davies and Harriet Piercy. Katy has studied resilience and run some course on this and Harriet is a life coach and mindfulness is an approach that she encourages especially when people are anxious and worried. You can join his on this webinar direct and it will of course be streamed live on Facebook.
Many people will be experiencing socialisation at this time and many will be doing it alone. Others will feel anxious and concerned about themselves and their families. For many this will be a trying time that for some will affect their mental health and may not know where to get advice. So how can we come with isolation and how do we cope with our anxieties? This is something we will address in this webinar To help us we will be interviewing Leonie Campbell - a BPS chartered and HCPC registered counselling and occupational psychologist, and is the founder of Psychology For Success. She runs her own private practice as well as working on a locum basis for the NHS and local authority working as a senior and lead clinician. We will also stream this discussion live on Facebook either at this time or just after.