This Open Space event on Saturday will continue exploring the convening question:
How can we organize a community that works together to maximize compassion, empowerment, agency and responsibility for the common good?
To help build organizing capacity, we’ll model this social technology designed for connection, dialogue, and action. The modified Open Space on Sunday will be much less structured than Saturday’s World Cafe. Attendees will be invited to consider what needs to happen leading up to the inauguration and lead with questions and ideas for feedback. The goal will be to identify and support action that can be incubated and initiated through the pop-up space. More information on the Open Space methodology can be found here.
Combined, the intent for the World Cafe and Open Space events is to inform and catalyze further activities in the Salon over the rest of the month. In addition to connecting with potential collaborators, the Community Resilience Guild will provide access to the Salon and help with facilitation and promotion as needed.
Anyone is welcome to attend this free event, as long they maintain principles of mutual respect, compassion, civic engagement and social justice. Space is limited to 60 people on Sunday, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The events are designed to complement each other, so attending both is encouraged, but not required.
Let us know if you have questions or would like to help out.
The Salon is located at 213 S Main St – enter from the west entrance on the parking lot off 3rd St, between the entrances to Better World Books and the Back Alley Brewery and Art House.