STUCK AT HOME (TOGETHER)
Describe a public place where you felt a sense of community. What was the place? What was the community? Is there a way to replicate that with social distancing?
I used to host small group Meetups for conversations on open-ended questions. One attendee became a good friend because he attended every Meetup - he said he didn't go to church so our meetups gave him a sense of community.
I am adapting this concept to quarantine by launching a new virtual Meetup. We discuss open-ended questions to get to know each other. I just hosted a great discussion on career paths - what did you want to be when you grew up and how did things work out?
The cool thing about Zoom chat Meetups is that anyone can join from anywhere in the world - no geographic boundaries. This Thursday, July 2, we will discuss a great movie from the Unlonely Film Festival - "Dial a Ride." The question to discuss will be "Where do you find community?" The seniors in the film find community in their bus rides - community comes in many forms. 🙂
I'm posting the Meetup in case anyone would like to attend.
Thanks to the Unlonely Project for your efforts. I've been volunteering to build community and alleviate loneliness for 10 years. I'm very glad to have discovered this resource.
Make. Share. Reflect.
Our Community Forums are a place for us to contribute our ideas, thoughts, and feelings about these strange days through creativity, plus respond to what others are sharing in the conversation.
Don’t forget, creativity takes many forms! From doodling to gardening, poetry to photography, writing to singing, and everything in between. They all help us get to know more about the real you. And we can’t wait to hear!
Host Your Own Creative Social
We’ve put together a step-by-step plan you can download that makes it easy!
Stuck at Home (together)!
We'll let you know when new Creativity Challenges are available, along with other tips and updates we have to share!