WEBINAR: Commit and Act: Evolving a Society That Works for Everyone - 2CE
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About the Event
This workshop is designed to help participants identify specific behaviors they can engage in to advance the evolution of the society that works for everyone. Current capitalist societies are dominated by free market ideology, which claims that humans are selfish maximizers whose pursuit of their own economic gain benefits everyone. Market forces can select innovations that result in valuable products and services. However, they can also select harmful practices such as the marketing of tobacco, guns, unhealthful food, harmful pharmaceuticals, risky financial instruments, and fossil fuels. The workshop will present a brief overview of how harmful corporate practices have evolved. Participants will then articulate the values that they most want to see in their communities and their nations. We will then explore how participants can work to advance these values. The possibilities range from an individual working to advance their values in their circle of friends and families, reforming the practices of an organization, or joining an organization that works to reform policies and practices of an entire sector of a community or nation. Commit and Act is a non-governmental organization working to bring psychotherapeutic support to communities in need in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Liberia. People can lose their sense of meaning through trauma and loss, lose their feeling of identity or place in the world and develop ongoing depressive, anxiety and relational problems. Commit and ACT focuses on building hope, giving individuals and communities psychotherapeutic strategies to better enable them to cope with their current difficulties and focus on a valued life direction. The goal of Commit and Act is to build a renewed sense of trust in the people they work with. To help individuals find the courage to rebuild their lives according to their own vision and values. Their local professional therapists counsel individuals and community groups. PraxisCET is proud to help support his work. Proceeds from this presentation will go directly to Commit and Act, providing vital funding for the health and education services they provide in Sierra Leone and elsewhere.