Share the power of connection. Choose kindness.
Welcome to Radical Kindness Week!
Over the next few days we want to hear YOUR stories of radical kindness and would love for you to share them with us on social media using the hashtag #RadicalKindness. If you are an organisation that is participating in Radical Kindness Week and you would like to show your support online we have produced a number of resources to help you get involved including a template press release and graphics for your social media channels. These are all available here.
To find out more about the project and the amazing people and organisations that have brought it to life why not join us at our FREE events below and explore our collection of podcasts, short video stories and webinars on the Stories of Radical Kindness page.
Radical Kindness Week Events
Cultivating Radical Kindness Webinar
Wednesday 19 May, 12.45 – 2.00pm
Our paper – ‘Cultivating Radical Kindness’ – sets out the conditions necessary for cultivating radical kindness. This free launch event will examine the power radical kindness has for reshaping community relations and bridging divides between different groups. You will find out more about how we can collectively create new visions of belonging and challenge narratives of fear and division, especially in times of crisis.
This webinar will be chaired by Jo Broadwood, Belong CEO.
Ruth Hollis – CEO of Spirit of 2012
Sail Suleman – Hate Crime Coordinator at Calderdale Council
Ben Thurman – Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust
Dr Kaya Davies Hayon – Belong
Christine Cox – Belong
Radical Kindness in Action Workshop
Thursday 20 May – Morning and afternoon sessions available
This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity to engage with practical ways to put radical kindness into action, whether individually or as part of an organisation.
Find out how you can actively promote kindness across difference and leave equipped with the practical tools needed to incorporate radical kindness into your life – plus a pledge of personal actions you can take to make this a reality.
Register here for tickets to Workshop Option 1 (10 – 11.00am)
Register here for tickets to Workshop Option 2 (1.30 – 2.30pm)
Please note it is the same workshop being offered as both a morning and afternoon session.
Belong’s Radical Kindness project draws on findings from ‘Beyond Us and Them: Societal Cohesion in the Context of Covid-19’, a major research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and conducted by Belong and the University of Kent. This study has revealed that local areas that had previously invested in social cohesion have demonstrated higher levels of connection, active social engagement, and positive feeling towards others over the course of the pandemic.
Follow us on Twitter @BelongNetwork and join the discussion online using #RadicalKindness
About Spirit of 2012
Spirit of 2012 is the London 2012 legacy fund. Spirit awards grants for inclusive arts, sports and volunteering activities in communities that bring people together to improve their wellbeing.