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Host an ABCD Global Gathering

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By: Kim Hopes
Posted in: News and Announcements

Hi ABCD In Action members,

Would you like to host an ABCD Global Gathering on a particular topic? These are conversations on Zoom for people to come together to talk about topics and questions they care about. Do you have ideas for future Gatherings? Let us know and we will help you get started.

  • Come up with a topic and choose a date and time.
  • Post it on the events calendar
    • Click on the “Events" tab on your profile page and then click “+” to the right of the word “Events”
    • Fill out the form and submit
  • Reach out to Kim or Dharmik at the ABCD Institute ( if you need access to a Zoom link for your call.


Kim Hopes
09/12/23 11:33:41AM @kim-hopes:

That is great to hear. Keep us posted!


Ashley Meredith
09/03/23 12:04:58AM @ashley-meredith:

In the past week I have had a huge breakthrough in the area I am most passionate about- child welfare reform- and so I will need to devote a significant portion of my time for the next month to that. BUT... I just wrote it in my calendar to follow up on hosting a global gathering in about a month! Thank you for developing a platform for people to network and work together so we can rebuild our communities and restore the value of being a good neighbor!