Narratives of Hope, Solidarity and Resilience
We can connect and build bridges with each other as humans when we overcome our stereotypes, assumptions and judgments.
How can creative and interconnected practices, ideas, projects, initiatives, and stories positively contribute and enhance the way and models refugees tell their stories, how they are perceived by the Western audiences!? How can the voice of refugees and asylum seekers be reflected through their personal and community stories and journeys of censorship and exile creativity!?
What is our role to share, promote and enhance refugees and asylum seekers perceptions and stories and change the narratives through the lens of resilience!? We will explore together ideas, projects and lessons learned about resilience through the lens of individuals, initiatives, community organizations focusing on development and humanitarian aid sector.
Let’s create and celebrate narratives for hope, resilience, acceptance and solidarity…
Resilience Lessons From Individuals Who Have Overcome Big Obstacles
Economies around the world are starting to reopen after government-enforced lockdowns to combat the coronavirus. But — despite attempts by politicians to urge shoppers on to high streets and into shopping malls — there is no doubt that the coming months will be uncertain and challenging for businesses and individuals alike. In such circumstances, fearfulness and anxiety are not only understandable but almost inevitable. There is much talk these days of the need for resilience, although rather less about what that actually entails. It is helpful, then, that two individuals are offering insights into not only how they have overcome formidable obstacles to become successful but also how those experiences might inspire others to deal with the current situation…