Community Activation: Responding to Needs, Responding to Change

Burning Man Project presents: Community Activation: Responding to Needs, Responding to Change. This call is the first in an emerging series highlighting community projects from across the network and fostering conversations around the Burning Man Global Activation Areas.

In this discussion, we will hear from Lorraine Tanner, Director of AfrikaBurn, about The Dignity Project, a collaboration between AfrikaBurn and their local public improvement district to provide crisis sanitation facilities for the street-based community in Cape Town, South Africa, and with Stephanie Vyborny and Michelle De France of Austin, Texas’ Burning Flipside about the Burner Art Safari, a socially-distanced yet fully participatory art tour experience.

Learn how these Burner communities take their experience and the ethos of Burning Man from their regional events to the streets to address local needs amidst the challenges of COVID-19. What are Global Activation Community Calls? Roughly every other week we plan to host a different community conversation rotating around these subject areas: Art Activation, Civic Activation, Community Activation, Ecosystem Activation, Event Activation, and Grant Activation. These calls will be a mix of formal presentation and community participation. All are welcome to join, please share this free offering with your networks and friends.