Next week Transition Network is launching Transition Bounce Forward with 4 free ‘What is’ webinars exploring the context we are in and how Transition Groups are responding. 

You don’t have to be a member of a transition group to attend, anyone who is interested in how local community action is responding and thinking about the future will find lots of interest. 

As the first step of Transition: Bounce Forward, Transition Network invites you to a series of four exciting online What Is events from 7th-10th September.  This will be followed by further sessions in October and November, during which we’ll be looking at What If and What Next.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the vulnerability and inequality experienced by many people in our communities, it has also demonstrated the potential for major and swift changes to reframe the purposes of our economy and our society.

In true Transition form our vision is not to ‘bounce back’ to how things were before. Transition groups have been crafting a vision of a better future for over a decade, that speaks to the needs for community resilience and a society with a focus on caring. So instead of bouncing back, we invite you to join with us to bounce forward.

Monday 7th September. 7pm BST: What is the context for the next 5 years of Transition? Join Kevin Anderson (Tyndall Centre), Nick Anim (TT Brixton) and Eva Schonveld (Transition Scotland Hub) to explore the challenges and the framing that will shape the next few years of the Transition movement. Chaired by Rob Hopkins of Transition Network. Free to attend. Book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/116222878759

Tuesday 8th September. 7pm BST. ‘The Opportunities These Times Present’. Join representatives of Transition Liverpool, Transition Llandrindod Wells and Transition Letchworth to explore how three Transition groups have been using these days of COVID-19 to dream big about what comes next and to take imaginative steps towards it. Chaired by Peter LeFort of Transition Network. Free to attend. Book now at:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/116225340121

Wednesday 9th September. 7pm BST. ‘Thinking big and building networks to mobilise communities to rethink the future’.  Join representatives of Transition Kentish Town, Transition New Mills and Transition Ealing to hear how they are finding new and unexpected openings to work with their local councils in response to declarations of climate emergencies. Chaired by Hilary Jennings of Transition Town Tooting. Free to attend. Book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/116226094377

Thursday 10th September. ‘Reinventing and revaluing projects in changing times’. Join representatives from Crystal Palace Transition Town, Deal with It and Transition Town Wellington to explore how their projects are adapting to recent events, to pandemics, and to the upsurge of concern around climate change. Chaired by Yaz Brien of Transition Network. Free to attend. Book now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/116230742279

More information about events: https://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/what-is/

Transition Bounce Forward Website: https://transition-bounceforward.org

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