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  • Centre for Social Innovation 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325 NY 10001 United States (map)

A panel organized by Kota Alliance, FTDA (Finnish Tech, Design, Art), and Finland Center Foundation followed by a sound healing session by FTDA artists and #breakthemold photoshoot.

This one-day discussion & networking event contains a one-hour panel discussion, Voices From The North sound healing concert and empowering voluntary photoshoot.

We invite you to join us to talk about the achievements and positive changes that non-profits, academics, innovators and human rights organizations have achieved and will create in the future. Let's ignite our vulnerability together, make impact and cultivate concrete collaboration between our organizations.

As one of our highlights, we offer the possibility to take part and experience the well-known Finnish empowering photography movement "Break the Mold", and have your own picture taken.


  • Anna Juusela is a founder of social impact startup We Encourage Education a Nordic Startup Awards 2019 Best Social Impact Startup Nominee, preventing child marriage.

  • Abdalaziz Alhamza is an award-winning Syrian journalist, human rights defender activist and IT trainer.

  • Tuulia Järvinen is a healthy food lover who believes in the power of empathy. She is the founder of Venner, a new kind of nutrition and education focused social enterprise aiming to reduce the polarization of well-being.

  • Yasmin Fodil is National Director of Community at 100Kin10 and Adjunct Professor of Public Administration and Digital Innovation at NYU Wagner.

The moderator of the panel is Anni Huhtisaari, an artist-songwriter and Women, Peace and Security advocate.


  • 12pm - 1pm Panel discussion: How can Technology Ignite Change Through Vulnerability?

  • 1pm - 1:30pm Voices From The North – a Sound Healing Empowerment Session

  • 1:30 - 6pm Networking Lounge & "Break The Mold" Photography Session

The event is sponsored and supported by:

Earlier Event: October 7
Beyond Borders Forum