Today, my housemates and I took just an hour out of our time to take part in one of the "Thousand Conversations About Community" project that Tamarack has going on. It was a list of thought-provoking and insightful questions all about living in community. This was a great way to further discover what community means to the individual as well as to a collective group, and come up with ways to deepen your community experience. I loved hearing all of the personal stories that we were all sharing and really getting to know how we have all experienced community differently in our lives.
My favourite part was a question about how to deepen our community experience; we came up with a lot of great things that not just our house, but other communites could incorporate as well.
We had a great time talking and I highly recommend this activity to anyone else. Whether it be a family, a group of friends living together or even just a group of anyone that's interested, this group coversation was a great way to start thinking about community.
Has anyone else done something similar to this? Maybe host a dinner and have this conversation afterwards (or during) and see which questions ring true to you. For more information on how to get your hands on this conversation guideline you can contact Derek Alton who is in charge of this project!