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Won't You Be My Neighbor 201

If we are being honest it's harder than ever to build a sense of community in present times. Leslie and Ryan go over things we can do right now and why its so important.

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Set the table:

Community matters, it always has, but in the recent past it has been easier to ignore. Not so anymore, but just when we need it, it is stressed. Right now, we can’t simply have house parties to spark community connections, which was a recommendation in the first episode of Won’t You Be My Neighbor. 


Segment 1: What can we do right now? 

  • Ask for and offer forgiveness to make a fresh start.

  • Pay more attention to our neighbors. Due to the pandemic, you have likely already done this. Do it more intentionally now. 

  • Look to support local journalism 

  •   Pay more attention to local issues

  • Plan for herd immunity. What will you do when we no longer have to social distance? Lightly plan the gatherings now. 


Segment 2: What can we do forevermore

  • Focus on where we agree. Usually a good place to start.

  • Examine your own assumptions, behavior, reactions. It’s the only thing you can truly control. 

  • Offer forgiveness and grace 

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