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Contribute to Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the real world of social change

The Barefoot Guide Connection is a global and local community of social change leaders and practitioners, from many countries, sharing diverse practices to deepen and develop approaches and initiatives to contribute to a changing world.

The Barefoot Guide Connection  has its foundations in the on-going writing and publication of Barefoot Guides which focus on a variety of social change practices. They have been translated into several languages, e.g. Swahili, Chinese, Bahasa, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic.  The guides gather stories, analyses, approaches and resources for interesting practice from around the globe.  Each Barefoot Guide is written by a collective of practitioner writers and published in an illustrated format that is simple and lively.  A typical Barefoot Guide is a practical, do-it yourself book or guide.  It has a supporting website, with resources, exercises, readings etc, including tried and tested concepts, approaches and activities.

Barefoot Guide 4 focuses on “Exploring the Real Work of Social Change”.   This will present and illustrate examples of multi-actor social change in different contexts, exploring not just the stories and activities, but digging deeply to discover what the practice and real work are.

YOUR contribution is needed.  If you can’t make the Writeshop from 18th-22nd November 2013 in Johannesburg, please consider attending the virtual meeting on 21st November, at 08:00 GMT until 09.30 GMT.  All you’ll need is your energy, experience, an internet enabled computer and a headset.  During this meeting, we’ll review progress at the Writeshop and generate additional contributions/stories on the theme of Social Change.  Sign up here (free) to receive further information and login details.

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