One of the speakers we are particularly excited about is Yvonne Field. Her talk ‘You’ve Made a Commitment to Anti-Racist Practice – What Next?’ Will open the festival on Tuesday 1st September, 11am - 12pm.
Yvonne is a Change Agent, Social Entrepreneur, Strategist, Social Justice Campaigner who is the founder and CEO of ‘The Ubele Initiative’. An African Diaspora led intergenerational social enterprise founded in 2014. Their primary mission is to help build more sustainable communities across the UK. Ubele in Swahili means ‘The Future’. (taken from the Ubele Initiative Website)
See below for some reading and listening materials ahead of Yvonne’s talk with us for this year’s online festival!
“Someone said to me quite a long time ago: ‘In order to have change, you have to have friction’. And I think that we need not just friction, but abrasion. We need bravery. We need people to stand up and be counted.”
>> Taken from Yvonne’s recent article in the Pioneer’s Post - Read the full article HERE. To raise awareness of the Manzoni Fund - You can see Yvonne raising awareness for the FUND and the need for it HERE
>> Have a look at these inspirational projects that Yvonne and her team at The Ubele Initiative have been working on.
>> How to promote an anti-racist culture in social-work. Read this article, specifically regarding Social Work and supporting networks.
‘You’ve Made a Commitment to Anti-Racist Practice – What Next?’ with Yvonne Field, will feature as part of the ‘Playground for the New Economy’ Festival on Tuesday 1st September, 11am - 12pm.
Tickets to this year’s ONLINE event are available HERE and we also have a ticket and discount subscription offer available for just £22! Get your online festival ticket plus a discounted annual subscription to STIR magazine for just £12 (normally £16).
Or join the festival by organising a group screening in your community or office with our Group Screening ticket!
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