STRONGER TOGETHER!

Earlier this year, we were inspired to read outloud in a group of close friends Amanda Gorman's poem "The Hill We Climb" read for President Biden's Inauguration ceremony. 

 

We did not really actively promote it as a true viral challenge, but this is a great example of being creative that speaks to and empowers our "Me-We" cultural mindset. 

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ADD YOUR VOICE: #THEHILLWECLIMBCHALLENGE #STRONGERTOGETHER

Let's do this together! One word, one voice at a time.

DOWNLOAD THE HILL WE CLIMB POEM HERE

DOWNLOAD #THEHILLWECLIMBCHALLENGE HOW TO SUGGESTIONS HERE

 

HOW TO DO THE CHALLENGE SUGGESTIONS:

  1. INVITE 1 OR MORE PEOPLE TO READ WITH YOU.

  2. CHOOSE TO RECORD reading or not.

  3. CHOOSE HOW you are going to record in person (COVID social distancing best practices, please!) or virtually.

  4. FIND POEM (link above in red) AND PRINT OUT and highlight your part. Decide who wants to read which paragraph.

  5. VIRTUAL RECORD VIEW TIP: Set to “Speaker View” or “Gallery View” depending on how you want to show your reading.

  6. VIRTUAL RECORD AUDIO TIP: Ask all participants to “open mics” so there is a flow to the reading.  (Note: if you stay in “speaker view” with “open mic” at the end when you read together it will go back and forth to different speakers like we did in the original Challenge video – it works, too. But, you may prefer “Gallery View.” Your Choice.

  7. VIRTUAL INTRODUCE PARTICIPANTS: Every reader gets introduced by who invited them and then calls out where in the country they are reading from.

  8. DIVIDE UP POEM: Each person takes their turn reading one paragraph until you reach the last paragraph.

  9. FINISH POEM IN UNISON – TOGETHER: Read the closing paragraph about being brave with the people you’re reading with! “… if only we’re brave enough to be it!”

  10. PUBLICALLY CHALLENGE – Each person calls to action as many people or organizations that they want to Challenge. We suggest: 1 person who is a part of your personal circle and 1 who is well-known or a group.

  11. VIRTUAL RECORD TIP: “End” recording and know where it is downloaded.

  12. DOWNLOAD VIDEO & SAVE/RENAME it “TheHillWeClimbChallenge_YOURNAME” –  You can share through Google Drive or upload to YouTube or post to a website or social media page, and send in email privately to those who read with – so they can share/upload and send to those they challenged.

  13. COMMUNICATE/SHARE: Share privately and to your social media and/or email those you Challenged and your network. 2 Hashtags: #TheHillWeClimbChallenge #StrongerTogether

      Other hashtags we like: #Community #MindsetMatters #BraveWarriorsofLight #USA #Brave.

 

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