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We believe that anyone and everyone has the power to create transformational change in themselves and those around them. We just have to be given the opportunity and the knowledge of how to do it. That is why this year’s festival is about organizing transformational actions in one’s community. How do you want to change and what would you like to see changed in the world around you?
Transformational activities can be anything that would create positive change in ourselves and the people that we do the action with. For example, it could be a game, a song, a collective writing or anything that creates community with one another and creates a new awareness that hopefully will build after the action and our festival ends.
So, think about a place that you want to transform in your community. Or a group that you belong to that you want to strengthen communal ties. These actions can be done any point before our festival and then all you have to do is send us the documentation for the action and then we can share it with the world.
During the festival we hope to connect all of these transformational actions together and the people who led them so we can see that one positive action can lead to big change. Not sure what to do don’t worry we can help join our NLNW Action Monday’s and we can give whatever support we can. So join the festival and our monthly Action Monday meetups!
Check our meetups here! -> https://citizen-network.org/news/save-the-date
Join the NLNW Festival 2022 here -> https://pokka.kukunori.fi/kukunori/nlnwfestival2022
THE POWER OF YOUR ACTION!
During The No Labels No Walls history we have always been about building community both locally and internationally as we believe that we are all in this together. Art and culture has a unique role to play as it can break people out of habitual habits. During this Covid crisis we have realized that community building is the simple act of one person meeting someone new and making a connection that continues to grow over time. We also know the community isn’t labeled and fragmented like the powers that be want it to be! That is why we are asking everyone to engage with your community and create with others.
During this meeting we will go over the actions or planned actions that have happened or will happen. We will also start to think about what’s next for the actions and how it can keep transforming the world around us all!
Please remember to share with us your action on our group page www.facebook.com/groups/nolabelsnowalls and write us @ [email protected] so we can also help promote your action and get our community to join in! We can’t do it alone and we are here to support!
We hope to see during the meeting your photos, videos, live streams and messages from around the world showing examples of people connecting and changing the community around them! These actions can be anything you want to create with other people from taking a walk and picking up trash to make your community trash free or creating a poem with your neighbor or listening to a stranger’s story about their life or anything you want to do with someone else.
The importance is that the actions are about connections and transformation. Also just as important at the end of your action you think, plan and perhaps take another action so your action keeps evolving into other actions. So one action becomes many. We hope to show that one action creates thousands of actions that can change the world.
How can I join? How to get started?
The point is that all of our actions will be connected and what you do will affect us and vice versa. You have the power to affect real change all it takes is knocking on your neighbor’s door! Anyone can do this all it takes is a willingness to connect and a willingness to change! Join us! Let’s unite the world!
Michael Bierman & Markus Vähälä
No Labels No Walls
NO LABELS NO WALLS
A world with No Labels No Walls believes in
1. Listening to one another.
2. Creating a sharing environment.
3. Equality, diversity and respect.
4. Creativity and art is for everyone.
5. Being open to new possibilities and increasing our awareness.
6. No one should be stigmatized and everyone should bee treated with dignity.
A world with No Labels No Walls collaborates together
1. To connect diverse populations.
2. To share best practices and learn new techniques.
3. To build international connections in order to gain global perspectives.
4. To make inclusion a priority in society.
5. To become aware of diverse perspectives so we can continue to grow and create.
6. Because success can’t be achieved alone and we all need each other.
No Labels No Walls Festival will be broadcasted to Citizen Network TV, the community media by Citizen Network. Please subscribe today here and watch all the action live here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJI8G7dJe3kFhJft-4gJTPw