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Hi, and welcome to our global community of aspiring suffering abolitionists! :) 
Our online meetups serve as a platform to grow a global community for motivating each other and collaborating on initiatives towards the abolition of suffering. Please check out our new website to dive into the topic of suffering abolition and find cause areas and initiatives to work on: https://suffering-abolition.github.io/.

 

We will meet in EA Gather Town.

Below are the Main Area map with the pathway highlighted towards the Suffering Abolition hall, and the map after is the Suffering Abolition hall with the path to the meetup corner. 

 


Nil and I are using the Suffering Abolitionist hall or the main area frequently for co-working as well, so feel free to knock us if you need some guidance for navigating the space. 


Flexible structure of the working meetup:

1. The first 10 min people have time to navigate, get our support if needed and gather in the meetup area of the Suffering Abolition hall. 

2. We continue with a moderated introduction round of projects with ~1 min/person.

3. Then we have a deep dive into 2-3 projects of participants. 

4. In the end, we share takeaways ~1 min/person.

5. Afterwards, we transition into an open end (probably unmoderated).

Approximate time investment: 1.5 h


 

We encourage the following contributions during the meetups:

Desired focus of the event: ~50% on

1. Updates on participants’ personal suffering abolitionist projects

2. Insights of participant’s research - please always specify how the insights contribute to projects that event participants are actually working on. 

Next ~35-40%:

3. Personal story sharing / connecting / fun / wellbeing

4. Discussing personal fit for individuals and potential contributions

Last ~10-15%:

5. Philosophical discussions/ discussions of current media representation and potential responses

6. Research unrelated to specific projects

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As always, in order for everyone to make the most of the event, please make a commitment to work on a topic of your choice relevant to suffering abolitionism. Our list of initiatives should serve as inspiration. But there is no need to make big commitments. Reading an article is fine too! Note: The more precise you are with what you choose to commit to, the more committed you will feel to actually do it. Even better if you share what you committed yourself to. E.g. as a comment here.

 

As inspiration for cause areas to work on, check out the following mind maps: 


Excited to talk to you soon!

My minimum commitment for the upcoming meetup is to 1) keep researching options for my potential full-time volunteering for an EA org that cannot visa-sponsor yet, and 2) share the opportunity to propose a roundtable discussion at the UK's ARIA w/ relevant orgs (e.g. nonprofits in animal testing alternatives and in cell-ag).

Looking forward to meeting up w/ everyone )

Only two days left until the next meetup  :D 

I am also planning to attend EAGxBerlin (16 - 18 September), EAGxVirtual (21 - 23 October) and EAGxRotterdam (4 - 6 November). See https://www.eaglobal.org/.

We hope to organize suffering abolitionist lightning talks and meetups during these events.

Let us know whether you plan to attend and are interested to meetup, or whether you know of other conferences and events that we should attend to advocate for Suffering Abolitionism.