FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Inspired by the idea from South Africa to heal the wounds of Apartheid and unify their diverse races, we recognise that this is not a job for governments and institutions alone to lead in their countries and communities.
Truth and Reconciliation Work (TRW), that we launched in July 2020, has been marked with the onset of covid-19 pandemic, shining light on our imperfections, especially with our disconnection from Nature itself, creating the burning issues around environmental degradation and climate change. Opening space for us to reflect and realign ourselves to new realities. In parallel we saw racial riots triggered in the US with the killing of George Floyd, conflicts and clashes around the world between nations, classes, ethnic groups and polarized positions. There is a need to heal deep seated trauma and find one’s inner resilience and resources for self-empowerment, which is an inside-out process for every individual in a collective.
Driven by the insight that we are all victims of victims and each of us has been or is complicit in being both, an oppressor as well as an oppressed, we believe the severe polarisations we are seeing across the world through the Covid pandemic, are a mirror to the whole Human race. Revealing the urgency of healing oppressor-oppressed wounds in our collective Unconscious, if we are to move forward as a more enlightened and unified species.
Founder-Director Shakti Leadership
Founder and CEO WIN
Co-founder, Helm of Eight
What started out as a mere idea in the weeks of June 2020 and executed in July, has manifested into this truly beautiful and serendipitous movement. This would not have been possible without our speakers, partners, facilitators and the efforts of our volunteer team who helped us pull off this incredibly meaningful and intimate weekend, over 4th-5th July. This year we are emboldened to offer a whole week of TRW, from 19-24 July. A big shout out to our dedicated teams.
Neeraj Adwankar (Project Management), Juliana Cusack (Project Coordination), Janaki S (Project Coordination) Manasvi Jain & Muskaan Thakur - Project Interns.
JoAnn Ponce (curation, coordination and marketing), Claire Ullyett (website and program coordination), Neeraj Adwankar (Marketing), Mona Dutta (Facebook Public Group Moderation), Cristina Estenes and Janaki S. (program coordination support), Carla Martinez Alfaro (coordination), Maria Silvia Monteiro Costa and Carolina Cruz (Logo Design), Michel Botalla (website support), and Hiloni Shah (creative design).