Group photo from the C2C in Phoenix, AZ on June 14, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Phoenix, AZ on June 14, 2019 to discuss Pro Humanitate.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • The spirit of Pro Humanitate seems to live in the mundane daily acts of being kind and engaged as well as in grander ideas and behaviors. This being noted, dialoguing about community, connection, and diversity seemed to spark the liveliest conversation, and apparently provided common ground among us. One of the moving and possibly surprising pieces to emerge from this was the call to disrupt the status quo.
  • Throughout our conversation, three themes emerged:
    • The importance to most all of us of connection and being part of a community,
    • Arts and sports as providing ready avenues to experiencing connection and inclusion that can transcend differences in our personal values and viewpoints, and
    • The power of small, daily acts of connection – and courage – such as being nice to people, encouraging them, asking more questions so as to get to know others.