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
Its the term for the adults still caring for children at home when their own parents care needs rise. It can be complicated, messy and a little uncomfortable. We are here to help navigate.
Official documents are royal pains. The timing on getting these important documents will be critical for most. Planning and preparation is the way.