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mid-week Connect: 12/7/22 ~ …to build a community


Greetings and Happy Midweek!

Staying on the topic of community this week, let’s complete the premise we started exploring last week, that “It takes a community… (and we’ll add today) to build a community”. One facet of this is how celebration brings groups of people together into community (it takes a community…) which in turn sparks community building.


Since I personally am celebrating my birthday today - I figured celebration, as one facet of community building, would be a fun focus point. And I just happen to have thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful multi-cultural celebration just last night. With a friend (thanks, Nancy!), I attended a concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir (see link below) which was a celebration of: traditional music focused on the South African freedom movement; gospel music focused on the civil rights movement in the US, and a Christmas medley at the end. At the core of the whole experience was a joyful coming together and, by the end, a real sense of community between the performers, we the audience - and all those who went before, whose stories were being told through song and dance. It was great!


As we each prepare for whatever holidays we plan to observe this Season, let’s celebrate - and in that process, be community builders, shall we?!

See the LINKs below for more on community and celebration…

And thanks for being part of this Connect community!

Until next week,

Betsy


Global SKILLs Links

~ Enjoy these…and think about how community is built in each of these celebrations: https://www.venuereport.com/roundups/22-celebrations-of-culture-from-around-the-world/;


Notes:

Previous Connects which explore community (see these posts below):

8/19/20 Community building; 12/2/20 Multicultural Communities; 10/20/21 Inside-Outside; 4/20/22 Belonging; 5/4/22 Bridges; 11/30/22 - it takes a community


~~ Through my business Global SKILLs and several partner subsidiaries I offer unique cross-cultural consulting and training including:

3 Dimensional Dynamics Model:

1st dimension = HOME ; 2nd dimension = HOST ; 3rd dimension = HARBOR)

PROACTive Learning Strategies: PRO = PROfile, PROcess, PROgram

ACT = Application, Collaboration and Transformation

~ contact me for more information on this model and these strategies and how you might use them in your current programming


2022 ~ Celebrating 40+ years of working in

intercultural communications and global community building

“It takes a community to build a community”

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