SOS Relief is one year old! To mark this occasion, we are hosting a webinar, open to those who have already participated in the tool as much as those who are curious to know more. The focus of the webinar is to outline what SOS Relief is, where it came from and what it has achieved, and to collectively think about what it can become. We are inviting guest speakers from similar initiatives, both locally and globally, to talk about their experiences in relation to wealth redistribution, trust, and solidarity in their specific contexts, as well as participants from the SOS Relief tool to talk about how the tool affects them, what they perceive as its merits and possibilities for change.
The programme of the webinar is as follows:
10am – Introduction about SOS Relief. The SOS Relief team will explain why and how the tool came into existence, how it functions on a daily basis, and to read some of the testimonies and motivations of people who have participated.
10.15am – Statistics of SOS Relief. Jack Verstappen will give a statistical overview of what the tool has achieved, enlightening us on how different events in the evolution of the tool shaped how much money was being exchanged.
10.25am – Speakers. Guest speakers from similar initiatives like Omuz and Globe Aroma are invited to talk about their own tools in relation to SOS Relief. Additionally some participants of SOS Relief will give a small contribution about their own experience of the tool.
11.15am – Breakout Rooms. All present will be invited to a breakout room to talk over the issues that have been raised in the beginning of the webinar and to voice their own thoughts and opinions.
11.45am – Roundup Chat. Breakout rooms reconvene to summarise what was said in each group and to ask any further final questions.
12.00-12.30 – Informal Hang out.
The webinar will take place on Zoom on 26th June 2021 10-12h (ECT).
SOS Relief is an initiative of State of the Arts to connect people in Belgium with financial stability to people in Belgium faced with dire precarity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
With thanks to Kunstenpunt