April Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The need for resilience

9 Apr 2020

This month we'll be taking action by collaborating with our local groups digitally to write joint letters welcoming the Secretary of State, Anne-Marie Trevelyan to her role, and asking that she maintains the UK's leadership on global health internventions that strengthen health systems, ensuring their resillience to pandemics like COVID-19 and ongoing crises alike. More details here.

Thank you to Lisa Marchal, Grassroots Impact Manager for RESULTS in the USA, for joining us Tuesday's call to share her experience of helping campaigners continue to make a difference at this difficult time. We discussed how solidarity is both ethical and pragmatic, and how we can ensure that the language we use in our campainging reflects that, as well as how advocates can adapt their activities throughout the current social isolating measures.

We learned a lot from each other and it was great to connect up and remind each other that we are part of the global movement that is RESULTS and the ACTION parnership. As Lisa put so well, we are "made for this moment"; advocating in solidarity with the most vulnerable accross time and distance is what RESULTS grassroots advocates do best. Thanks to the network for bringing their hopefullness and energy to the call.

We look forward to seeing all your group letters and postitive responses from the Government.

Watch the call here:

 

Resouces mentioned on the call:

*Note that we are hoping to go ahead with the National Conference as a face-to-face event on 12-13 September - more details to come*

Setting up a free personal Zoom account

Tips on making Zoom more secure (shared by Cameron):

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/harden-your-zoom-settings-protect-...

https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-uninvited-guests-out-of-y...

Theodore Roosevelt quote 

Send my Friend to School's statement on COVID-19

Rebecca Solnit's Guardian long-read on hope

Blog from Ellena in Brighton for World TB day

Blog from Georgia Brighton on Education and Climate Change 

RESULTS Brighton Twitter 

World TB Day webinar with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba

World TB Day Early Day Motion (EDM) you can ask your MP to sign

RESULTS in the US’s thinking on the covid pandemic and doing advocacy

Talking about poverty and coronavirus 

The International Conference 2020 (online event in June)

The Narrative Project 

Who to follow on Twitter for water, sanitation and hygeine (WASH) and COVID-19 insights

RESULTS policy report: Brick by Brick - Accelerating progress on global health

Aaron's thoughts on social distancing and solidarity

Dela Anderson

Campaigns Coordinator

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Dela helps support RESULTS UK’s network of grassroots volunteers. After studying geography at King's College, London she volunteered at the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, before completing an internship at PEER gallery. Outside of the office Dela is working on a project...

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