Last year 6,000 Londoners signed up and joined 170 cities around the World in reminding humanity that underneath the skin we are all the same and inviting passersby to reconnect humanity with us through the power of eye contact. 2017 is coming up fast
2 years ago volunteers at Focallocal began building the Brighter Tomorrow Map in response to the many homeless people around the World, and Governments/Charities inability to solve it. I’m proud to announce our homelessness resource map is (finally) ready to Alpha launch. Please tell everyone, and take 5mins adding all the resources you can find to it!
This years Global Eye Contact Gathering is coming up, coordinated by The Liberators International, we’ll be proudly running the flash-mob in London. want to join in and help spread greater connection around the World
Here’s the thing. there is one issue at the root of almost every societal issue. just one. if changed it would transform homelessness, poverty, excess stress, our outdated schooling system, work-life balance, loneliness, crime rates, mental health, inadequate fire safety standards.. everything you can think of
Want to know more about your community, where the Positive Action Movement began, and why? grab a nice drink and a snack, and enjoy reading the story of the road to creating our Positive Action Community
You’ve seen the astronomical increase in people sleeping on the streets. Its despicable and needs to change. With politicians moving their policies in entirely the opposite direction; despite many studies showing that it costs the state more to deal with the issues caused than it does to support people and help them from falling into that state in the first place.
We need to do something, and so we’re creating a big map for free resources which societies most vulnerable can use find what they need to meet their basic needs, and begin to change their situation.
It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)
So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.