July 30, 2020
Strengthening Community Resilience Before, During and After COVID-19
Join a Virtual GoPhil Gathering on Thursday, July 30th, as we discuss various complications and incredible successes of GoPhil partners and their communities, as well as how Rapid Response Funds have been quickly utilized to support their most pressing needs in light of COVID-19.
At GoPhil we continue to explore how, together, we can turn the pandemic into a catalyst moment on how to build deep community resilience and long-lasting change alongside grassroots partner programs.
In communities around the globe COVID-19 has hit in a rapid and indiscriminate way, adding obstacles to issues that are already challenging. For GoPhil partners, this has meant having to adjust how they support community activities and repurpose grants. GoPhil partners working on the frontlines represent the true face of community strength and resilience in the wake of this pandemic and as they adapt to these new circumstances, support of GoPhil’s Rapid Response Fund has been critical.
To read more about community resilience in the time of COVID-19, please also visit this article: Tales of Local Resilience on the Frontlines of COVID and Climate Change.
Speakers in this upcoming Virtual GoPhil Gathering will include:
Yessica Pastor, Director at EntreMundos (Guatemala)
Yessica has a degree in Local Environmental Management from San Carlos University and studied Regional Development at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences. For several years she worked as a Spanish teacher; but in the last seven years she has worked with development and human rights organizations in Guatemala.
Anuradha Bhosale, Program Coordinator at AVANI (India)
A former child-laborer herself at the age of six, Anuradha has spent the past 20+ years fighting for the prevention of child exploitation, labor, trafficking, and female infanticide in India. Anuradha drives change by providing marginalized rural women and children access to information regarding their legal civil rights.
Usha Choudhary, Founder at Vikalp Sansthan (India)
Usha understands the fear, power imbalance, and cultural pressures involved in child marriages, having narrowly escaped her own marriage at just 15 years old. She is one of many powerful and resilient members of Vikalp – their collective personal experience and passion for change fuels the organization and inspires the community.
Step 1: Sign-Up Today!
Register for the virtual call: CLICK HERE
Step 2: Mark Your Calendar!
This Virtual GoPhil Gathering will take place on Thursday, July 30, according to the following timezones:
- Eastern: 11:00am – 12:00pm
- Central: 10:00am – 11:00am
- Mountain: 9:00am – 10:00am
- Pacific: 8:00am – 9:00am
- India: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Step 3: Prepare to Use the Zoom Application
Download the Zoom application to your desktop or smartphone using this link: https://zoom.us/download/
Step 4: Join the Call on Thursday, July 30th!
You will receive an email with a Zoom link to join the Virtual GoPhil Gathering.
Please note that all users will be muted and with video deactivated. Only guest speakers will have audio/video features. Please use the chat feature within the Zoom application to submit questions for the Q&A portion at the end of the call.