Our work has always been rooted in acting together locally to take care of each other and our planet globally. The spread of this pandemic reminds us just how interconnected we all are in this world. Like the ecological crisis, it exposes how unjust and unsustainable our global system is, while also highlighting our collective strengths and resilience. Communities all over the world are offering and receiving practical and emotional support, benefitting from existing connections and networks that groups like Transition have been fostering for years.
As we practice physical distancing with social solidarity, we invite you to join us online to connect, reflect and share. To explore how we’re feeling, the impacts for us, our communities and the world. To hear stories from each other about how this situation is being experienced in different places. To pause, reflect, and connect.
If this is your first time using Zoom:
- From a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.
- From a computer you will need to download a small application file. This process is easy to complete on all commonly used browsers.
The opening and closing of the session will be in English. We hope to be able to self-organise into groups to use the language/s that will most help us communicate our feelings, fears, hopes and experiences.
We ask that you arrive on time, so that we can ground ourselves together, but feel free to stay for as much or as little time as you’re able.
There will be a maximum of 100 participants per session – we hope this will be enough, and we may plan further sessions according to need and energy.
When you join the Zoom session, please put your preferred language next to your name as this will help us to make groups based on languages. We recommend that you use a headset if possible to improve sound quality on the call.