Growing a Change Maker - Invest in Leadership
- By: Jacqui Benson
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/growing-a-change-maker-invest-in-leaders
I have a Vision - All People have a Voice and it is Heard, in a World that Works.
To fulfill on this I am stepping up in my leadership and stepping out of a South African context to connect with global leaders, having been accepted to go on the JDC Entwine "Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2017: LGBTQ+ Leadership Trip" taking place 22 - 29 October 2017. A first of it's kind programme, for 20 Jewish LGBTIQ+ leaders from around the world. (Update- looks like I am the African representative on this trip.)
On this journey I will gain an experience of what is currently happening in two of the most progressive Latin American countries and explore how communities are embracing diversity in both a Jewish sphere and taking on humanitarian issues, simultaneously partnering with others pioneering in their own countries.
I am inviting you to invest in me making this trip.
Why? Because a new kind of leadership is required for our world to work - people willing to dive in and dialogue, learn and express themselves freely, share and be contributed to by others.
What will I bring back? Fresh ideas, new insights and openings for action, new bridges built to connect to common conversations regardless of geography. I see openings for dialogue for all human beings - from the youth movements and in the education system at the high school age, family support for people dealing with sexual & gender identity issues, and even bringing a fresh approach to engagement with our seniors, to name a few.
Currently I am at work on initiatives in the Jewish, LGBTIQA+, street people communities; empowering leaders dealing with crime and violence on the Cape Flats. All of these spaces will benefit directly from my learnings and growth.
I am a player, who has a Vision. Every player worth their salt, has a support team. Please be part of mine.
To invest...hit DONATE.
Share this within your communities and be my cheerleader - my mouthpiece with others.
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- Sep 28, 2017 - R 500.00
- "Best luck" - Leslet Novy
- Sep 15, 2017 - R 514.10
- "Good luck! " - David
- Sep 13, 2017 - USD $ 38.05
- "Well done you! Happy to help! :)" - Nirit
- Sep 11, 2017 - USD $ 21.18
- "Good luck! Xx" - Lauren Schewitz-Bowers
- Sep 11, 2017 - R 205.64
- "Chase your passion, learn, inspire, lead and motivate! " - Jason Rade
- Sep 11, 2017 - USD $ 40.73
- "It's an honour to support you in something so important. Xx" - Becca
- Sep 10, 2017 - USD $ 13.92
- "Good luck" - David, Hilary, Abby & Max
- Sep 08, 2017 - USD $ 105.20
- "Proud of you, cuz. " - Daniella
- Sep 08, 2017 - USD $ 32.89
- "Congrats on this amazing opportunity!" - Tamara Mendelsohn
- Sep 06, 2017 - R 359.87
- "Hi Jax. Good luck!" - rob kantor
- Sep 05, 2017 - R 555.23
- "Wishing you great success and sense of accomplishment, also lots of fun xx" - Tony and Charlene
- Sep 04, 2017 - R 370.15
- "Wishing you a Souper Magical adventure! I have no doubt you'll make this happen and come back and share even more magic with the world! Just a little something..." - Kerry Dale Hoffman
- Sep 04, 2017 - R 1 028.20
- "You go, girl! " - Caryn Gootkin