Building Community during a Pandemic
Coronavirus and Communities
Great question, Tracey. I'll be including your question in the newsletter we send out at the beginning of Feb.
ABCD in Action
Hi Alan - such a wonderful place to be....starting with such a wonderful challenge. I'm the admin/moderator/facilitator for ABCD in Action and I think we need a separate category for discussions about higher ed. So I'm going to move your conversation there and then include it in the newsletter I'm working on right now. I think there are other folks that would be interested in chatting with you.
Hi Martin -
There are a couple of places on the site, The Abundant Community, (John McKnight & Peter Block's site) where you can find resources around working in the gap. One is a recording of a conversation with John McKnight and several guests about working in the gap. The other is a blog post on their site written by Tom Mosgaller, Dan Duncan, and yours truly. These might be the most recent pieces available. Maybe other folks here on ABCD in Action have some thoughts to share as well.
To see what our small groups discussed during the global gathering on 10/2/20 during our conversations about how ABCD provides a tool or lens for working toward racial and social justice, check out the amazing graphic recording by April Doner and the Jamboard filled with ideas here.
At Global Gatherings this month, we're talking about ABCD as a lens/practice/approach to social and racial justice. Whether or not you're participating in those live conversations, please share your thoughts here. Some questions you might want to consider are:
Hi David -
This sounds really interesting! I'll be sure to include your request in the next newsletter of ABCD in Action. That should go out about mid-October.
Many of you (52 people in fact!) have participated in our first four Global Gatherings. For those of you who haven't joined these Gatherings yet, they are opportunities for members of ABCD to engage in face-to-face conversations (via Zoom) about topics and questions that they care about. They are NOT webinars or presentations.... they are good solid story telling, question asking, idea sharing, connecting sessions that are done in small groups for just an hour.
So far, we've talked about ABCD in general and how to think about community building during a pandemic. We want to hear about what ideas you have for future Gatherings. What questions about building communities, based on the local assets, have been on your mind? What stories do you want to hear? Add your ideas to this conversation. If you have an idea for someone from this community who might be a great host or that you'd like to hear from, let us know that as well.
If you are interested in co-hosting a session, we want to know that too! You don't need to be an "expert" and you won't be doing it alone... We'll have an experienced co-host working with you to plan and host the session.
To propose a session that you'd like to co-host, fill out this Google Form and we'll be in touch!