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Long Arc: Heart Sparks + Strikes II

October 4, 2019 – December 1, 2019

How might we...

  • Governing Power: How might we shift governing power more towards justice?
    • How might we create communities rooted in freedom and liberation for all people?
  • How might we create communities rooted in freedom and liberation for all people?
    • How might we develop an organizing strategy rooted in a long arc, with the power to win a just and equitable city and state?

Hypothesis

Host 2 dinners in Nov 2019

Helping prompt people to connect with their future self and then be able to share reflections and impacts with others and connect it to present action and decisions. 

Develop documentation that can be used and built upon.

Design

There is documentation that can be used and built upon including crowd sourced notes. 

  • Eg. Take own notes of key phrases and also have post its people can write on, low key. 
  • Different color for each dinner

 

Spaciousness – 1st 20-30 min to shape convo

 

Intentional about setting the stage

  • Go around question to set into the space.
  • If prompt is around future selves, 2 generations forward, how to do it in a way that is about immediate thoughts and then in a space that can build around it. 
  • Amisha to help set the scene for people to get into it (rockwood where closed eyes and took us through ) What are the sounds and smells – so people can be fully in their own bodies. 
  • Have paper for people to jot down initial reflections before sharing back. 
  • Open convo might be half way into time, 

 

Try for 2 hours.

 

Metrics

GOAL | MEASURE

We spend time embodying our future selves for a portion of the dinner. 

 

People see and feel the strategic value now of doing this future thinking work. 

This as a necessity rather than a luxury. 

 

6-8 people is ideal number. 

 

1-2 people who are interested in helping design the 1.5 day meeting in December. 

 

It feels spacious, not planned in 5 minute increments. 

 

There is documentation that can be used and built upon including crowd sourced notes.

Learnings

1st month – be a critical thinker about purpose and outcomes and then think very opening about how to get there 

 

Grounding/Anchoring conversation in recent experience of strikes and taking people out from there into two generations in.

Keep putting out the next steps, even if not sure on all the steps, and trusting that the answers will come. It doesn’t have to all be figured out.  

Decisions

Questions

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Accountable Amisha Patel
Team Grassroots Collaborative (Illinois)
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