Written by Mission Talent Team

Mix’n Talent: How can NGOs and social movements work together to make real and long-lasting change?

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The recent incidence of police violence has sparked a global uprising of people demanding an end to racism and police brutality. At the same time, a global health pandemic requires us to confront the unequal structures across many of our societies, and a climate crisis looms ahead. 

As these phenomena play out in real-time, suddenly there are opportunities for real change on issues that previously seemed intractable. New audiences are engaging in new ways, and new organisations are quickly forming to fulfil the needs of the movement. Social movements and NGOs have long worked in parallel, but how can they work together to make real and long-lasting change?

In this webinar, we will hear perspectives from different regions of the world about the intersections of NGO and social movements and discuss examples of collaboration, as well as the fundamental challenges in working together. 

Our panellists for this event are:

In this discussion among leaders, we will ask: 

  • How do NGOs support social movements and what do they take into account when they decide to support them? And how do social movements work with NGOs? 
  • How can NGOs help to anchor the social movements in society over time? How can we make sure the conversation does not fade away?
  • What are some of the challenges that come with the funding models or lack thereof that support social movements? 
  • What lessons can NGOs learn from social movements about grassroots mobilisation, intersectionality, and inclusivity?

We invite you to join us in this open and reflective conversation among experts.

Date: 20 July 2020
Time: 15:30-16:00 CEST / 09:30-11:00 EST

You can register for the Zoom event here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.