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Resilience Symposium

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Organised by Welcoming Cultures

A one-day symposium in Sheffield celebrating the resilience of marginalized communities, including migrants and individuals with disabilities, showcasing their strategies for overcoming systemic challenges.

Featuring a range of speakers and community organisations including Jiten Patel (Diversync), Terezia Terry (Welcoming Cultures), Helen Sims (Voluntary Action Sheffield) and Kathyrn Littlewood (Sheffield Voices).

The day will comprise a mix of keynotes & interactive panels. Lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Sessions include:

  • ‘From Fear to Freedom’ - keynote address from Jiten Patel
  • Panel discussion - exploring how businesses and community organisations can support resilience in the workplace
  • Joy as an Act of Resistance - exploring how creating shared moments between people can sometimes be the most powerful way of creating solidarity and connection
Part of our 2024 festival strand


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