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Community | Midlothian, VA

Group photo from the C2C in Midlothian, VA on February 1, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Midlothian, VA on February 1, 2019 to discuss Community.

Overview and highlights from our Call to Conversation:

  • One of the themes from our group seemed to be accidental (or unintentional) community … finding community in places we might not expect.
  • We discussed the point that while none of us were necessarily looking for community when we found it, we were open to being embraced by a community that made us feel welcome and included.
  • Several participants were able to make their own connections with mutual acquaintances, proving that Richmond, VA is a community in and of itself!

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Community | Atlanta, GA

Group photo from the Call to Conversation on January 29, 2019 in Atlanta

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Atlanta, GA on January 29, 2019 to discuss Community.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • Community is found in the home, within our families, work, churches and friendships.
  • Communities are places where we feel safe, to have humility, and shed labels. Communities are impactful when the people involved share the same goals and objectives but come from varying backgrounds.
  • “I know you, I care about you, I remember you.”
  • We talked about the impact social media and the internet has in our communities, how the internet built the paradox of “being together yet being alone.”

Takeaways:

  • Can we do more of this in our own communities?
  • Let’s grow more personal connections
  • Everyone needs community. We all need a safe space without judgement
  • Small communities transform large communities
  • We must shed labels and appreciate one another in our full humanity
  • One small step at a time can create change

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Community | Far Hills, NJ

Group photo from the C2C in Far Hills, NJ on January 28, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Far Hills, NJ on January 28, 2019 to discuss Community.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

We heard that one can find and build community in many different ways. It can be found within a close-knit neighborhood, a place where we worship, or as an outcome of various traditions. Despite the form, community members often share common core values and have the best interests – or backs – of everyone within it. Communities reflect a healthy balance of interests and opinions that allow for exchanging ideas that are met with acceptance, respect and compassion. In such communities, ideas are not only shared but are also truly heard. It is believed that we all long for community, or a place in which we feel that we belong, and accepted. It is not only welcoming, but also forgiving. Thus, community symbolizes a safe space where members can take risks and be their authentic selves. Much can be achieved when trust has been established. When there is an absence of trust, authentic ideas, conversations and relationships can be stifled. We must therefore encourage dialogue and interaction within a space that is rooted in values that embrace tolerance, acceptance and inclusion.

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Leadership & Character | Naples, FL

Group photo from the Call to Conversation in Naples, FL on January 28, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Naples, FL on January 28, 2019 to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • You cannot force someone to have good character. It is the people around us who set the example. These are the leaders who set the examples by letting others take initiative and make their own decisions about how to live their lives and treat others.
  • Often character is shown in our day to day activities – having patience with one another and showing just a little bit of kindness. It is all about a sense of kindness. Character begs the question: would you do it if no one else were looking?
  • Character and respect are not given but earned every day. Earning it every day is a key component to it being perpetuated. If you pay attention to your character, your reputation will take care of itself. You own your own value system by testing it and owning it every day.

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Leadership & Character | Newport Beach, CA

Group photo from the C2C in Newport Beach, CA on January 25, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Newport Beach, CA on January 25, 2019 to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • We talked about stories of character that were either a “heroic” representation or “day to day” living out character.
  • We asked ourselves: Is character an inborn quality or one that is developed?
  • Social Media is playing a key role in the development of character but how have helicopter parents, constantly in surveillance mode and striving for high achievement, played a role in it?
  • We discussed the quote: “You can’t understand someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes” by Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mocking Bird
  • We concluded the evening with the idea that the “process of conversation” is where it starts.

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