This event is virtual and open to the public.
There will be simultaneous interpretation into French and Spanish.
Ce sommet fera l'objet d'une traduction simultanée en français et en espagnol.
Esta conferencia será interpretada simultáneamente en francés y español.
We are grateful to JustPax for supporting this event.
Ten years ago, T1International was set up by grassroots volunteers who were outraged with the global insulin crisis, yet hopeful that a better world was possible. T1International has grown from a simple blog to an organisation with offices in the UK and the USA, working with advocates in more than 25 countries around the world. Our community has made significant change for people with diabetes on both the global and local levels by putting patient priorities and the voices of those with lived experience at the heart of everything we do. Our community has a lot to be proud of - come celebrate with us!
We’re ready to celebrate our community’s successes over the past ten years, and we know there’s still more work to be done to achieve #insulin4all. At this year’s Summit, we’ll hear from powerful speakers who have changed the world, and we will highlight our community’s advocacy work and wins, allowing for discussions on selected themes and topics relevant to our work and building power. This is a chance to come together, learn more about T1International’s work, build relationships and connections, and take inspiration from advocates from all around the globe so we can win the long fight for #insulin4all.
11am ET / 4pm BST: Opening and Welcome from Elizabeth Pfiester, T1International Founder & Executive Director
11:15am ET / 4:15pm BST: Opening Keynote with Zackie Achmat, co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign and known worldwide for his activism on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa
11:35am ET / 4:35pm BST: Advocate Meet-and-Greet
11:50am ET / 4:50pm BST: Fight for Five Working Group, The Power of Community
A discussion among a few members of our Fight for Five Working Group on why having a network of support in diabetes advocacy is vital and empowering. There will be a Q&A following the discussion.
Speakers: Tinotenda Dzikiti, Pramita Jasuja, and Rosa Recarey
Moderated by Maham Tahir, T1International Fight for Five Working Group Co-Lead
12:10pm ET / 5:10pm BST: State Working Group, Building Independent Grassroots Power Across State Lines
A discussion between members of our State Working Group and Columbia Law School’s Science, Health, and Information Clinic on the importance of having a state strategy alongside federal work. There will be a Q&A following the discussion.
Speakers: Lori Ruder, Christopher Morten, and Kaila Alston
Moderated by Quinn Nichols, T1International State Working Group Co-Lead
12:30pm ET / 5:30pm BST: Communities of Color, A Conversation About Language
A conversation between members of our Communities of Color Working Group on the intersectional impact of language and the role that it plays in the diabetes community. There will be a Q&A following the discussion.
Speakers: Danica Collins and Adeline Umubyeyi
12:50pm ET / 5:50pm BST: Take Action with T1International!
T1International and #insulin4all advocates have a history of taking direct action. Learn more about how you can get more involved and take action with us!
1:05pm ET / 6:05pm BST: Families United for Affordable Insulin, Taking Back Your Power
A discussion with FUFAI group members on empowering ourselves through advocacy after loss, and from a mental health lens. There will be a Q&A following the discussion.
Speakers: Nicole Smith-Holt and Mindi Patterson
Moderated by Harpreet Nagra, T1International Board Member
1:25pm ET / 6:25pm BST: Federal Working Group, Media in Advocacy
A discussion among members of our Federal Working Group on why and how the media is amplifying Big Pharma’s talking points, and what we can do to change the narrative. There will be a Q&A following the discussion.
Speakers: Sa’Ra Skipper and Ty Beringer
Moderated by Kristen Whitney Daniels, T1International Federal Working Group Co-Lead
1:45pm ET / 6:45pm BST: Global Advocacy Network, Your Advocacy is Your Own
A discussion among members of our Global Advocacy Network, where they explore the different ways our advocates have utilised their creative skills to create an impact that fuels their purpose. There will be a Q&A following the discussion.
Speakers: Arina Parkhomova, Eleanor Callaghan, and Chernor Mustapha (Justice) Thoronka
Moderated by Riccardo Scatolone, Global Advocacy Network Member
2:05pm ET / 7:05pm BST: Break
2:15pm ET / 7:15pm BST: Advocate Meet-and-Greet
2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST: Keynote with Alexandra Park, Australian actor, producer and writer. Credits include the critically acclaimed Ben is Back directed by Peter Hedges, a leading role in Lionsgate’s The Royals and the independent TV series, Everyone is Doing Great which Park served as star, producer and screenwriter. In 2021 Alex’s literary debut “Sugar High”, a comedic memoir, became a bestseller.
2:50pm ET / 7:50pm BST: Video, 10 Years of Advocacy in Action
After 10 years of important work, we have a lot of successes to celebrate! We’ll be highlighting 10 of our biggest wins from over the years.
3:00pm ET / 8:00pm BST: Closing and Dance Party
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