Host an Online #PSOTU2020 Story Circle
How do we connect, organize, and deepen community amidst the necessary public health practice of social distancing? How do we combat the spread of isolation, othering, and fear? How do we increase solidarity, mutuality, and community care at this time of social emergency, and use what we learn toward making systemic change?
One way we can do this is by hosting space for community dialogue, reflection, and meaning-making, and movement-building online.
The USDAC is partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign to host our sixth annual People’s State of the Union (PSOTU) from March 20th--April 20th. The core element of a PSOTU event is a Story Circle, a powerful and democratic mode of surfacing individual and collective wisdom.
These events usually take place in person—in living rooms, theaters, community centers, classrooms. But because of the health risks associated with large public gatherings, especially for the most vulnerable folks in our communities, we are calling on our network to host all Story Circles online this year. And our team is here to support you!
WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT, AND IF YOU ARE ON OUR EMAIL LIST YOU WILL RECEIVE INVITATION TO THE STORY CIRCLES HAPPENING IN YOUR REGION.
Fill out this form by March 21st and we’ll support you with the video conferencing technology, training, and outreach you need to host a meaningful community Story Circle online. If you’d like, we will help invite other USDAC folks in your town, city, or state to join your online event.
Learn more about the People's State of the Union: www.usdac.us/psotu
Got questions about online Story Circles?: www.usdac.us/psotu2020-faqs