Group photo from the C2C in Bainbridge Island, WA on February 18, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Bainbridge Island, WA on February 18, 2019 to discuss Pro Humanitate.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

We all shared about how we live the WFU motto of Pro Humanitate in our personal and professional lives. Several members of the group shared about how their Pro Humanitate stories were formed before entering Wake Forest, but firmed and flourished during that time. The topic of evolution and how Pro Humanitate changes in different stages of life was a theme of the conversation. We also spoke about the concept of “neighbor,” and of how many of us have found meaningful opportunities to be an advocate for our neighbor, in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

A few additional thoughts that were shared included:

  • Being present in the moment is a gift – for us, and for others.
  • The fragility of community, and the challenge of finding community in a big city vs. smaller city/town.
  • How can we be peacemakers in a world of conflict?
  • We feel like people “don’t talk to each other” enough or as much as they used to. How can we change this in our daily lives?
  • The beauty of finding spaces that welcome and value diversity of thought/opinion.