I invite you to be part of my sabbatical inquiry.
I’m reevaluating what I want to do in my work as well as the topics that I want to be the focus of my work. It’s become clearer to me that I want to focus on building a healthy community, to be part of healing my city, righting wrongs grown from an imbalance of power, money, and access.
This clearly encompasses racial justice, transportation and land use, the health of our planet, affordable housing, policing and criminal justice reform, to include some key topics. It also encompasses how they intersect. I see many examples of people working towards this positive vision of our city’s future. The work I want to do isn’t my work, it’s our work, and includes many people beyond us.
As part of my exploration, I will host a four-hour summit on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00am-2:00pm.
The summit will be an engaging, facilitated session. The day will begin by mapping our collective knowledge of this work. It will identify some intersecting interests of attendees and explore the potential role of network building (or power building). My personal goal for the summit is to understand how my work can support those larger goals of healing our community and rebalancing power within it.
I’m inviting you and a small group of colleagues to join this summit because I think the work calling to me intersects with your work. I hope you are interested in exploring how we might work together. There is no preparation requested; I simply want you to participate in the exploration and share your experience.
A box lunch will be provided.