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Social Capital Week

Social Capital Week

Inspiring stronger, more vibrant communities, places and workplaces, and tackling ‘UnSocial Capital’ – #SCW21

We’re pleased to curate Social Capital Week 2021 (February 22-26) to explore new ideas about the power of togetherness – community, relationships, place and identity – to tackle the crisis of growing division in our society: from urgent issues such as post-Brexit discord, to growing distrust and tribalism, to deep underlying trends where fewer of us engage with people who don’t share our politics or lifestyle.

You can view the full programme and register your interest in Social Capital Week #SCW21 here.

Social Capital Week showcases positive ways of being smarter and proactive in using social capital – or, how we help each other to help each other. It highlights the growth of ‘UnSocial Capital’ – the seemingly innocuous things, such as the growth of home delivery takeaways – that work against people connecting with others in their communities.

The rise of social media has led to more of us connecting with people like ourselves: who share our politics, world-view and social interests. But at the same time we are less connected with others with different outlooks – all creating bubbles or ‘echo chambers’ that encourages less interaction with and tolerance of others.

Offering an inspiring call to action for all of us to do more, together, Social Capital Week #SCW21 brings people together via online events, podcasts, webinars an more covering topics from how to get started with social capital, the hidden value of ‘community anchors’, to the launch of a ‘school’ for social activists, and the creative power of walking for bringing people together.