Highlights of our moments of inspiration & learnings from our journey
LEARNING BEGAN: National Dialogue needed
READ a 4-year study report (*) issued by The American Assembly entitled "Building a More United America" and culminating with a recommendation for a "National Dialogue among citizens."
(*) Chaired by: David Gergen
Funded by: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation
ASSESSED: Yes! That's sounds like a great idea...
but how, when and where can I "National Dialogue?"
With many films addressing intense and important "socio-economic" subject matters (Crash, Syriana, Good Night
and Good Luck, Brokeback Mountain and TransAmerica) Actors and Directors kept saying during interviews that they hoped that the issues raised in the films would "become a part of the National Dialogue."
IDENTIFIED: What about that National Dialogue?
ASSESSED: What action can I take towards this now?
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AND (dot-dot-dot)... ACTION! is here to empower all people from walks of life to connect the dots between their "freedom of expression rights" (as we chose to summarize them):
VOICING//LISTENING (TO) OPINIONS
These 3 "rights" seemed to not be connected to one another became the core of our action-purposed twist on a workshop:
College campus road trips
FOCUS: INFORMATION -> ACTION FLOW!
BRIEFING ACTION KITS
DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENINGS
TEA & COFFEE CHOPS
UNIVERSITY ACTION GROUPS
WRITING ELECTED OFFICIALS
Human Rights - Darfur, Sudan
Women's Rights - Democratic Republic Congo
Planet Rights - Sustainable Living
PRIORITIZED: PLANET, PEOPLE, & PROSPERITY
College campus road trips
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Harvard University: Darfur, Sudan (film screening & talk)
SUNY New Paltz: Women's Rights (3 month practicum)
CUNY Lehman: Women's Rights Teach-in
Santa Clara - Living Sustainably (6 week program)
LEARNED & ASSESSED: Working on campus with Student action groups & Professors/teach-ins work, how can we amplify? (we have some ideas...)
2009-2019: Learned through working in diverse large and small organizations roles.
2020-REBOOT: Learned, Practiced & Designed for Equal Quality of Community Life for All
2021-DESIGN: Learned, Practiced & Designed for Happy People + Healthy Planet
2022 - OFFER: Evolving for We Me Action: We Me People + We Me Planet
Winter 2023 DESIGN: We Me Planet Inspire action kits & We-book
Spring 2023 LEARN: Researched civic, creative, contemplative & community practices
Fall 2023 BUILD: The We-Me People-Planet Collaborative
Our Vision and commitment is to mutually expand our capacities through Collaborations.
We look forward to inviting you to our first
We-Me People-Planet Collaborative hybrid events and products