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October 17, 2020
2020 hasn’t been an easy year for many of us. But it has also been a year during which many people realised that repair IS essential.
From fixing essential devices that allow us to stay connected to work and our loved ones, to enabling us to be more resilient in a changing world, repair has proven to be key, especially in times of crisis.
Tomorrow, thousands of people will gather online and offline when possible, to celebrate repair across the world and those working hard to make it become the norm.
This is why we’re very happy to present our #HeroesOfRepair from across Europe! From community volunteers to skilled technicians and activists, from the UK to Germany, France to Italy, we wanted to highlight individuals who are growing the repair movement!
Our Heroes were nominated by our campaign members because of the significant contribution to repair they are making in their communities. This is just the beginning of the campaign: follow the hashtag #HeroesOfRepair and find out more here.
You can support their work and celebrate International Repair Day by:
- Sharing this video on social media
- Join an event online or offline. See events happening near you here.
- Posting some of the 6 social media cards that were created for the day and that are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Catalan, German, Norwegian and Hungarian (if you do, please use #RepairDay and #RepairIsEssential) on your social media
- If you know a hero in your community, make a short video of him/her answering some of these questions and post it on social media using the #HeroesOfRepair
- If you are a professional repairer, an activist, an educator or involved in community repair, film yourself/or your organisation answering the same questions explored in our video, and share your answers on social media!
In other news, we’re working hard on new campaigns for the end of the year that we can not wait to share with you. Because if repair is essential, we should have a universal right to do so.
Chloé, on behalf of Right to Repair Europe