Group photo from the C2C in Williamsburg, VA on May 15, 2019

 

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Williamsburg, VA on May 15, 2019 to discuss Community.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • We heard many examples of the communities we find ourselves a part of: school committees, neighborhoods, support groups and groups where we share a common interest.
  • We asked ourselves – What shared values contributed to your awareness of a sense of community? Our common themes were: Trust, Honesty, Not Judgmental, Respect, Tolerance, Acceptance, Kindness, Affirmation, Inclusiveness, Grace, and Forgiveness.
  • A few memorable phrases from our evening were:
    • “Neighbor John got Dec 6 as his assigned birthday.”
    • “Crave to be loved, fear to be known”
    • “Celebrate the uniqueness (of sounds in a symphony) rather than the sameness”
    • “You are responsible not just for what you say but how you’re heard”
    • “Be known for giving not for taking”