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July: What's inspired us?

Published Date: 29 July 2020

As we continue our work on the Global #SIXWayfinder 2020, launch our global dialogue series and develop our #YearOnPower philanthropy programme, this month we have been looking far and wide for inspiration, ideas and thought-provoking content to help our work be as intuitive to the world we live in. 

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Better future 

Peter Mwangi: Broadening perspectives​

The most recent episode of the Social Innovation Think Tank from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation focused on the contributions of black business and management leaders that are often overlooked by the media and mainstream curriculum.

Josiane Smith: A comprehensive neighbourhood based response to COVID19

Kwame Owusu-Kesse describes how the Harlem Children's Zone is taking a more holistic approach to the pandemic, weaving together a network of services to help communities recover and rebuild.

Supporting each other

So Jung Rim: Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’​

The mandarins who are managing this pandemic are fond of speaking of war. They don’t even use war as a metaphor, they use it literally. But if it really were a war, then who would be better prepared than the US?

Marco Shek: Centered Self: Systems Change from the Inside Out

How can we all—practitioners, funders, and organizations—support greater wellbeing across the field?

Kelsey Spitz​: Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World

Me and White Supremacy shows readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of colour, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. 

Diverse lived experiences 

Darren Mew: I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

Activist, spokesperson, and model Munroe Bergdorf joins Jameela this week to discuss her experience as a black transgender woman, to dispel untrue arguments against the transgender cause, to talk about how to be a better ally, and to share about her recent reconciliation with L'Oreal.

Louise Pulford: Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

In this special episode, we return to a conversation we first had with Glamrou back in February when they talked to Krishnan about their challenge to merge their queerness with their Islamic heritage, going to Eton and getting into drag.