Project Connect: Status and Privilege
June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conversations for Change: Upcoming Living Room Conversations to discuss national and local issues!
Do you have an interest in hearing the stories of people with differing perspectives? Do you want to share your story, your perspective with them? No debate–just respectful speaking & listening with a trained host to facilitate.
What we’re about
This Meetup Group, hosted by members of Project Connect, a non-profit affinity team of Finding Common Ground & Santa Cruz Indivisible, that uses a process called “Living Room Conversations” https://www.livingroomconversations.org/ to foster greater understanding among individuals who may have different viewpoints.
In a Living Room Conversation, a small group of people comes together to get to know one another in a more meaningful way. Guided by a simple and sociable format, participants practice being open and curious about all perspectives, with a focus on learning from one another, rather than trying to debate the topic at hand.
Project Connect has been working hard over the past few months to partner with our Public Library System to resume our monthly Conversations for Change. We had been seeking a permanent location as well as a way to increase our outreach. The Santa Cruz Public Library staff have been amazing and welcoming to us and will help with advertising and sign-ups through their system. We are very grateful for all their support. Registration is required (no cost) and space is limited. So you can register for the events listed below by following the links to the Library events page. Read more…
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
From the Project Connect Team
Arline, Barbara, Gayle, Lynn, Mary, Mary Lou & Nikki
June Topic: Status and Privilege
We joke about “keeping up with the Joneses” — but there’s real competition in our society for status and the accompanying privilege. How do we decide what we most value and how do we assign status to what we value? While our country seems to value wealth, there are other forms of status and privilege. What privilege do each of us enjoy? And how does that correspond with our status? This conversation examines our own status and the ways we experience our status in everyday life. From education to wealth, to gender to race, let’s talk about what we have…and what we desire.