Raccords

What is Raccords?

Raccords is a free digital newsletter sent to your inbox every two months. Produced in partnership with Atelier 10, publisher of the Québec magazine Nouveau projet, it offers inspiring, researched and documented content on various issues surrounding social innovation. Each edition presents four sections on the same theme and invites authors and personalities from all walks of life to share their points of view and expertise.

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Why Raccords? Beyond the nod to the french cinematographic term (which refers to the absence of editing glitches between scenes and ensures continuity), the title evokes our desire to fill the gaps that separate good ideas from their deployment opportunities, actors of change to the ecosystem players, and new approaches to those already tried and tested. Raccords (which could also be translated as Connections or Links) also refers to the MIS’s desire to contribute to the rooting of a true culture of collaboration and social innovation to better address the major challenges of the 21st century.

Raccords is a new form of digital literature that allows us to broaden the scope of our collective knowledge in social innovation. By deepening our understanding of this approach, we hope to contribute to redefining a better way of living together.

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#06, September 2020

How can we rethink inclusion to step up the fight against systemic inequalities?

In 2020, a series of major cases of police misconduct in American cities set off a powerful, worldwide movement for radical behavioural and institutional transformation.

Beyond law enforcement, society as a whole needs to address its prejudices—conscious and unconscious—and transform the way it treats racialized people, minority groups, and vulnerable communities. We are past the point of naming and explaining: now is the time for this exclusive and repressive system to change.

From individual reckonings to organizational change, the work that needs doing is complex and delicate. This issue of Raccords explores ways to foster the full expression of the multiple identities that make up our society so that, at long last, everyone has their rightful place in it. (Illustration: Thaïla Kham Po)

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