Fighting for the world. That’s how youth activists first caught Parentology’s eye over a year ago. From Jonah Gottlieb and Emma Gonzales to Jamie Margolin, Levi Draheim and Greta Thunberg, we’ve watched in awe. Which led us to wonder – what can other generations do to help? This week, we’re going to find out through two, free Mandela Day events with a goal for seeking via a collaboration called #Postcards4Change.
So what is Nelson Mandela International Day? It’s an annual event proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in November 2009 to honor the late South African leader on his birthday. Mandela, who fought for rights, peace and change, has become a symbol of inspiration for the very rights he championed. In the words of the UN, “Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.” And what better day to kick off those actions than Mandela Day.
#Postcards4Change will hold a virtual Listening Circle this Wednesday, July 15 from 9 am to 10 am PDT. Several breakout rooms will serve as places for youth activists to express to other generations how they can lend their support and join their efforts. To learn more and RSVP visit this Eventbrite page.
A follow-up livestream panel will take place on July 18 with three generations from three continents discussing how generations can come together to take action on issues that impact us all. To learn more and RSVP visit this Eventbrite page.
Tune in to show support for today’s youth and join in their fight to save our planet.
#Postcards4Change is a collaboration between several nonprofit organizations including the Global Children’s Campaign, Mandela Mile, MasterPeace, XR South Africa, UNSA Spain, Kahlifa Ihler Institute, Keep Families Giving Foundation, Generations for Health and the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network.