So on the 22nd May, we want to celebrate our connection, bring brightness and hope into people’s lives, and send a message of solidarity to everyone across the world. That’s why we’re joining SolidarityinAction for a global day of solidarity.
Here’s how you can be a part of it!
We want to light up the world with colour; online and offline. To create a transformative ripple. Here’s how;
1. Join the Solidarity meet up call.
You can join our Youth Power panelists and other young people around the world for a live meet-up session discussing how we can begin to #buildbackbetter.
You can brighten up your window, your street or your social media wall by drawing and sharing rainbows or butterflies. You can get creative with these butterfly wings, or colour in this black and white version, or use these Facebook and Instagram filters to record a message of solidarity.
You could write a message of solidarity to help others know they’re not alone.
4. Make a people paperchain
A fun way to show solidarity with children everywhere. Create a colourful paper chain and hold it up in a photograph to create a link across the world.
Don’t have paper? Use your imagination! Bake a row of gingerbread people, draw them in chalk or make them from clothing.
5. Stand with others, broadcast positive stories
It’s very easy to be overwhelmed, to feel negative at times like these. But it’s important to recognise all of the incredible people around the world; nurses and doctors, delivery drivers, supermarket workers, community mobilisers, charities and governments who are tackling the pandemic, keeping others safe and looking out for one another.