Dec 16, 2012 · 10:00 AM
Las Raices Collective
Uncovering Authentic Community: issues and opportunities
Community. It is the ground, the foundation for everything we do- whether we do social action/service work together or live collectively or .... But what does Authentic Community mean?
As we enter into more complex and often challenging times, some of us may recognize that the only thing that can save us is...ourselves. So, how we come together is important.
This will be an initial exploration of what we know works in how we come together; acknowledging what gets in the way of true community, and develop
ing an understanding of what Authentic Community is.
This event will be an space for any and all conversations for this topic; and the format will allow for everything that people wish to explore to be considered as deeply and for as long as people wish to. A Harvest Document summarizing key ideas from all conversations will be created too.
Food: please bring a dish and snack to share.
Cost: donations will be invited to cover costs.
As preparation for this event you are invited to read:
** Authentic Community by integrative psychotherapist Robert Augustus Masters
**Civic Engagement and the Restoration of Community by Peter Block (this is a freely available summary of the book Community: the Structure of Belonging: Changing the Nature of the Conversation)