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Connecting Communities Conference 2023 ✨

What is Community Engagement and why is it important? Join them for this enlightening session where they delve not only into the "HOW", but more importantly the "WHY" behind community engagement. 🧐 In this session you will be able to connect with NUS students, academics, and experienced community practitioners to explore effective community approaches. 🀝 Discover ways to upskill yourself and engage more meaningfully with the community! 🌟

πŸ”΄ 28 Sep, Thursday
πŸ”΅9am-3pm
πŸ—Ί NUS UTOWN, Town Plaza

Sign up by 21 Sep at: https://bit.ly/48fKhUX
TECH FOR GOOD (T4G) 2023 by Engineering Good

This year, join Engineering Good in celebrating the use of technology for Inclusive Employment! Witness the assistive tech innovations of six teams of youth innovators as they tackle challenges faced by their disability community partners

πŸ€– Assistive Tech Showcase
Interact with T4G prototypes, gaming devices, mobility aids, and more. Featuring Microsoft, Adobe, EnaTech Hub, and ISAAC, alongside community innovators.

πŸ’¬ Workshops & Talks
Join informative workshops by Adobe, Microsoft, and Inclus, to learn accessible technology tools and inclusive employment strategies. Don't miss the Fireside Chat featuring SPS Eric Chua and Alister Ong.

πŸŽ‰ Music & Marketplace
Show your support for businesses that empower Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in our Social Enterprise Marketplace. And let the good vibes flow with live music from the inclusive band Zelotones.

πŸ”΄ 30 Sep, Saturday
πŸ”΅10am-5pm
πŸ—Ί Bugis National Library

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3EHzJ3j
Mental Health Film Festival 2023

🎬✨ Join the mental health conversation at Mental Health Film Festival Singapore 2023! This year's theme is 'Present - Continuous,' designed to the idea of reconnecting with the self, amidst the noise and happenings in our post-pandemic world. 🌟

Join the fantastic activities they've got lined up and don't forget to bring along your family, friends, and partners.

You can use our promo code "MHFFfam" to snag a discount on your tickets.

πŸ”΄3 Nov - 12 Nov 2023
πŸ”΅2pm-4pm
πŸ—ΊVarious Venues

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3QJAWy2
DO YOU SEE ME? - EMPOWERING INCLUSION 2023

This year, they extend an open invitation to everyone to share their unique stories through their own lens to shape a more inclusive Singapore we aspire to live in. Their mission remains steadfast: to continue igniting ripples of change, breaking barriers, and inspiring optimism through the connective power of stories.

In the past 12 months, we have united 207 individuals – locals, expatriates and migrant workers in a series of immersive workshops, where participants shared their personal stories and came away even more committed to our shared humanity despite our diverse backgrounds and cultural differences.

πŸ”΄5 November 2023, Sunday
πŸ”΅2pm-4pm
πŸ—ΊTzu Chi Humanistic Youth Center

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/45ZNi9B
Beacon 2023

Beacon 2023 is a conference that wants to talk about tech in a completely different way.
Organised by Better.sg, it is a ground-up community-driven gathering focused on bringing technologists to work with charities and social good organisations. They believe that technology can drive incredible outcomes if made accessible and available to all.

Beacon 2023 is not just a conference, it's a celebration of how technology can be harnessed to make a positive impact in Singapore. Expect a day filled with inspiring talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. Whether you're a techie eager to use your skills for good, or a non-profit looking to pick up new knowledge, this event is designed to ignite your passion and equip you with practical tools.

πŸ”΄ 18 November 2023, Saturday
πŸ”΅10am-6pm
πŸ—ΊMarina One, West Tower, Level 3

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3sroxFn
β€œDeath Cafe …with ASHTRONAUT”

Join us in conversation about life and end-of-life, at the virtual edition of Death Cafe by ASHTRONAUT!

They hold the space for you to discuss death, and anything related under the sun. Let’s make the most of our (finite) time on Earth & carry out a fearless exploration together πŸš€

πŸ”΄ 11 November 2023, Saturday
πŸ”΅ 10:30am - 12pm
πŸ—Ί A Virtual Gathering - Zoom link will be sent to you.
πŸ’΅ Free-of-charge, all are welcome!

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3SvUreC
RainbowAsia Camp Legends 2023πŸ³β€πŸŒˆ

Discover a safe, affirming space where you can explore your identities within a supportive community. This annual camp aims to foster camaraderie, personal growth, and unity while equipping campers with skills to build an affirmative community

If you identify as GBQ and are between 18 and 30 years old, join us at Camp Legends to forge lasting friendships, grow your skills and support others in your community.

πŸ”΄1-3 December
πŸ—ΊAnywhere in Singapore
πŸ’΅60 SGD (Regular), 50 SGD (Promo)
πŸ“£OpenJio subscribers can receive a 10 dollar discount if they were to sign up from 7 Nov to 26 Nov 2023.

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/47nzpTs
Movements for Health: Health in Social or Social in Health? by Bold Sg

The hype about HealthierSG - how do we piece together the WHO, WHERE, HOW, and WHAT to design good lives? In the movement's sharing session, they offer two perspectives from two different organizations, Wellness Kampung and Beyond Social Services on how they have iterated to get to where they are now.

Join them for a morning of thought-provoking discussions, impactful sessions, interactive breakouts, and inspiring speakers as they explore how changing mindsets on outdated stereotypes can also help to improve lives, and build a fairer and more equal society.

πŸ”΄ 20 November 2023, Monday
πŸ”΅ 10am-1pm (light refreshments provided)
πŸ—Ί Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre
πŸ’΅ FOC

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/47uVxf2
SHE (SG Her Empowerment) Annual Symposium: Changing Mindsets, Changing Lives

SHE's inaugural Annual Symposium will feature the latest research, unique viewpoints, and solutions to the complex issues around gender equality and equity. It will bring together cross-sectoral stakeholders to synergise learnings and drive change.

Join them for a morning of thought-provoking discussions, impactful sessions, interactive breakouts, and inspiring speakers as they explore how changing mindsets on outdated stereotypes can also help to improve lives, and build a fairer and more equal society.

πŸ”΄ 25 November 2023, Saturday
πŸ”΅ 9am-1.15pm
πŸ—Ί Catapult, 1 Rochester Park #02-01, Rochester Commons S(139212)
πŸ’΅ FOC

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/40BwWCL
Teh Tarik with Walid IRL: Community Building through the Arts

What is community art? What are the spaces they create and how do they impact the communities around them? Join Walid J. Abdullah in conversation with Ngiam Su-Lin (ArtsWok Collaborative) and Lin Shiyun (3Pumpkins) as they explore ways to build community through the arts, and their unique challenges.

πŸ”΄ 2 December 2023, Saturday
πŸ”΅5pm-6pm
πŸ—Ί Visual Arts Centre
πŸ’΅ FOC

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/46f8fNI
In The Interest of Human Interest with RICE Media

What is the impact of storytelling on fringe communities? At RICE Media’s panel discussion, its content creators dive into the humane craft of human interest stories and empathetic journalism.

As they share their past experiences, they’ll unpack how compelling narratives can amplify marginalised voices while bridging the gap between mainstream society and those defined by the periphery.

πŸ”΄ 3 December 2023, Sunday
πŸ”΅1.30pm-2.30pm
πŸ—Ί Visual Arts Centre
πŸ’΅ FOC

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/49v0ypA
Empathy Panorama Lego Serious Play workshop

Empathy Panorama is a community initiative to raise awareness for siblings of individuals with disabilities! πŸ‘«

They are inviting siblings and parents of individuals with disabilities to attend their Lego Serious Play workshop to provide a safe space where Sibs and parents can not only practice communication and self-expression, but also learn more about one another's experiences as Sibs and parents. πŸ«‚

‼️ Criteria for registration:
- SIBLINGS of individuals with disabilities
- PARENTS who have at least 1 child with disabilities AND at least 1 neurotypical child
- Age limit: 13 years and above

πŸ”΄ 16 Dec 2023, Saturday
πŸ”΅9am- 1pm
πŸ—ΊCity on a Hill SG
πŸ’΅ FOC

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3GkhNg0
Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre (EMCC) Tapestry of Hope Giving Market

This cozy weekend Giving Market by EMCC aims to raise greater awareness about mental health with activities to support mental well-being. Funds raised through this event will go towards subsidizing counselling sessions for those in mental distress. 
 
Pre-register now to receive a ✨FREE✨ goodie bag!

πŸ“£Activities lined up:
-Workshops by local artists and vendors
- Panel Dialogue Session with BTL Ambassadors
-Mental health talk by EMCC's counselling team
- Photography exhibition on mental well-being journeys
-Communal Tapestry-making activity

πŸ”΄ 2 & 3 Dec 2023, Sat & Sun
πŸ”΅12pm-8pm
πŸ—Ί Room2F @ Bras Basah Complex 231 Bain St, #04-07, Complex 180231
πŸ’΅ FOC entry, some activities are charged while some are complementary

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3GjLwpj
IMPACT PLAYFEST 2023

Join Singapore's first ever social impact game festival!

Discover socially impactful tabletop and video games that promote empathy, dialogue, and positive change in our world. πŸŽ‰Participate in interactive workshops led by industry experts and experience firsthand the magic of games designed to address social issues. Learn, have fun, and broaden your horizons while playing games that matterπŸ₯³

πŸ”΄ 10 Dec 2023, Sunday
πŸ”΅ 12pm-6pm
πŸ—Ί Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, 30A Yishun Central 1 Singapore
πŸ’΅ FOC

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/40VpW43
β€œDeath Cafe …with ASHTRONAUT”

Join them in conversation about life and end-of-life, at the 3rd edition of Death Cafe by ASHTRONAUT!

They hold the space for you to discuss death, and anything related under the sun. Let’s make the most of our (finite) time on Earth & carry out a fearless exploration together πŸš€

πŸ”΄ 9 December 2023, Saturday
πŸ”΅ 2pm - 3:30pm
πŸ—Ί Level 1 Dungeon, The Red Box
113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165
πŸ’΅ Free-of-charge, with limited seats!

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3RslYg6
Wild Conversations: Getting to Know Our Wild Neighbours

Get yourself acquainted with Our Wild Neighbours and learn the dos and don'ts during an encounter with wida troop of macaques in your estate or when you hear the iconic "uwu!" calls of the koel. Get practical tips on how you can coexist with the animals that share our island home and what role each animal plays in keeping our city in nature green and healthy.

Hear from Jasvic's journey in wildlife conservation and education when she embarked on an art project documenting wild animals that have died from human activities in Singapore.

πŸ”΄ 15 December 2023, Friday
πŸ”΅ 8pm - 9pm
πŸ—Ί EQUAL
100 Jalan Mashhor Singapore, 299177
πŸ’΅ Pay as you wish

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/3RbVjCH
GU ConneXion: End-of-Year Social

Calling all ground-up initiative members! If you are part of a ground-up initiative, , join OpenJio and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) at GU ConneXion: End-of-Year Social for a reflective year-end celebration together πŸ₯‚ and connect with like-minded change-makers from the OpenJio community and NVPC’s Groundup Central members🀝🏻

πŸ”΄ 18 December 2023, Monday
πŸ”΅ 7pm - 9.30pm
πŸ—Ί NVPC
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
πŸ’΅ FOC and dinner will be provided

Sign up at by 11 Dec(Limited slots available): https://bit.ly/41cpdeE
Giving Economy Forum 2023

This year’s 6th edition of the Giving Economy Forum will explore one of the biggest challenges to the giving economy at present, financial inclusion!

The forum will also feature Giving Economy Awards Nominations, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize individuals and organizations from the business and social world, who pursue the purpose of bringing sustainability to society and solving social problems with their initiatives and efforts in alignment with the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

πŸ”΄ 14 December 2023, Thursday
πŸ”΅ 6pm - 9.15pm
πŸ—Ί Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Dr Singapore, 119244
πŸ’΅ $27.29

Sign up at: https://bit.ly/47Gccws