Group photo from the C2C in New Albany, OH on April 17, 2019

 

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in New Albany, OH on April 17, 2019 to discuss Pro Humanitate.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

We discussed so much, but the recurring themes were of collaboration and connection, of the necessity to get out of one’s comfort zone in order to be of service and gain perspective, and the power of the small acts of kindness and service that can serve as an example for both our neighbors, and our children/the next generation.

  • Teachers are such blessings. How touching it was to hear such heartfelt stories of gratitude for teachers. We spoke at length about how all of the people in children’s lives have an influence on their values.
  • Use what you have. Several stories touched on people finding ways to incorporate helping/serving others into something that they already do/things they already have.
  • Pro Humanitate can be a family affair. We had a lot of great energy and ideas around incorporating a spirit of service into a family’s “culture.”
  • We touched on the concept of privilege, and how one way to combat the challenges that come with that is to connect with others. Connecting across backgrounds, across communities, neighborhoods, etc. yields perspective and compassion.