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WEBINAR | Socially Connected Communities

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Social isolation rates were soaring across the world even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the gathering places that brought us together. However, the rise of social isolation is not a personal choice or individual problem, but one that is rooted in community design, social norms, and long-standing system injustices.

In this webinar, Risa Wilkerson and Amanda O'Rourke discussed the systemic drivers of social isolation and community-level recommendations for action. With community examples from the Winter mission project, they share how three cities redefined their harsh winter months to combat social isolation and increase physical activity for all residents, no matter their age, ability, socio-economic, or ethnocultural backgrounds. 

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Vibrant Communities supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through four learning networks: Ending Poverty, Deepening Community, Building Youth Futures and Climate Transitions. Our belief is that when we are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and reduce poverty, our work contributes to the building of peace and more equitable society.

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