Weekly Community Gathering Flyer/slide show: feedback requested
community_gathering at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 7 20:40:14 PDT 2007
Hi..someone had a hard time downloading my attachment, so I thought I would send this out so it is easier to read, and I am so excited about it I just am bursting at the seams!
The Community Gathering
An effective, fun way for neighbors and friends to come together
to create thriving, self-reliant communities.
The biggest problem with trying to make positive change
is getting people involved. The combined aspects of the Community Gathering
dissolves the obstacles to participation;, stamps out hopelessness and apathy;
gets people excited; and empowers people to work together for a free, just
Community Gathering combines fun, food, music, conversations and child care
with a special way of having a town meeting called Open Space
Technology which makes it easy for everyone attending to:
*Strengthen neighborhoods and communities
*Effect positive change
*Be engaged in the job of “civilization building”
Some of the many things that will happen at a Community
*Meetups, Time Banking co-ops, and other already existing groups can use
this as their meeting space.
*A diverse group of people will have a chance to network and
cooperate, building trust and connection
*A shared vision and strategy for getting neighbors’ needs
met will unfold
*People are empowered to get support to follow through with
their passionate goals including things like
starting a community garden, getting a neighborhood emergency plan
together, elect accountable political candidates, taking care of their family,
getting meaningful work, feeding the hungry, and caring for the environment
*Creating communication networks and connections outside the
*Classes of all kinds including reading, art, languages,
communication, and grassroots activism
*Fun activities including dance, music, art and games
*On going work groups to help get projects going and enlist
you want to make a huge difference in your neighborhood and world? Help create
an environment where people can effectively address things that matter most to
them. Start a Community Gathering in your neighborhood!
For more information, call Patricia Mikkelson 479-225-0047 community_gathering at yahoo.com
Learn more and view a slide show here or at www.myspace.com/communitygathering
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