ChangingThe World Together
Sustaining Our Efforts
Play-in-A-Day: a Story Bridge workshop
Retaining a sense of “community” that cares for one another across divides and differences has never been more challenged than today. Partnering with the Story Bridge team, we will create a space to
- Hold challenging and truthful stories, and
- Envision new stories of co-thriving
Research proven and award-winning, Story Bridge is based on a deep truth: the fundamental assets of any community are in our own stories.
Join us to share your story with others in a powerful community building process, rooting in the experiences of the participants, that culminates in an original play expressing the truth of people and place.
Pioneered for more than twenty-five years, in challenging communities throughout the United States and around the globe, Story Bridge has engaged people of different ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds in discovering their community with one another, and their innate capacity to realize the true Beloved Community they desire.
An immersive community experience of hope, healing, awareness, understanding and action addressing the opioid crisis in New London County, CT.
I’m inviting you to sponsor this inaugural Script the Change event and I’ve prepared information to support my invitation that I’m hopeful you’ll find compelling and irresistible.
Hope In Action
Welcome to the heartbeat of the Inspiring Hopeful Action website to which we encourage you to become a frequent visitor. Here you’ll have access to the latest updates on the activities, network member actions, abundant available resources and talented partners.
This continuously evolving and dynamic section showcases the efforts of everyone participating in the Inspiring Hopeful Action movement with a contagious energy and hopeful spirit. You’re encouraged to submit stories and images of your actions and to see how others have used imagination and creativity in engaging in hopeful actions.
Inspire Each Other
The Butterfly Effect
Creating an Inspiring Hopeful Action Epidemic
“The Tipping Point is the biography of an idea, and the idea is very simple. It is that the best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and flow of crime waves, or, for that matter, the transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth, or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do.
Three characteristics – one, contagiousness; two, the fact that little causes can have big effects; and three, that change happens not gradually but at one dramatic moment – are the same three principles that define how measles move through a grade-school classroom or the flu attacks every winter. Of the three, the third trait – the idea that epidemics can rise or fall in one dramatic moment – is the most important, because it is the principle that makes sense of the first two and that permits the greatest insight into why modern change happens the way it does. The name given to that one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change all at once is The Tipping Point.”
(The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell)
Please share with us the results of your actions and the impact that having hope had in your world. Share your powerful story, in narrative, images and visual arts, dance, music or other mediums of expression that celebrate the difference you and your network have made in one or many of the following categories: