Monday, February 19, 2007

How to Build a Community

I thought that this card from the Syracuse Cultural Workers said a lot about building a community.

*Turn Off Your TV*Leave Your House*Know Your Neighbors*Look Up When You are Walking*

*Greet People*Sit on your Stoop*Plant Flowers*Use your Library*Play Together*Buy from Local Merchants*Share what you Have

*Help A Lost Dog*Take Children To The Park*Garden Together*Support Neighborhood Schools

*Fix It Even If You Didn’t Break It*Have Pot Lucks*Honor Elders*Pick Up Litter*Read Stories Aloud

*Dance In The Street*Talk To The Mail Carrier*Listen To The Birds*Put Up A Swing*Help Carry Something Heavy

*Barter For Your Goods*Start A Tradition*Ask A Question*Hire Young People For Odd Jobs*Organize A Block Party*Bake Extra And Share

*Ask For Help When You Need It*Open Your Shades*Sing Together*Share Your Skills*Take Back The Night

*Turn Up The Music*Turn Down The Music*Listen Before You React To Anger*Mediate A Conflict*Seek To Understand

*Learn From New And Uncomfortable Angles*Know That No One Is Silent Though Many Are Not Heard-Work To Change This

1 comment:

Glenda said...

Thank you for sharing "How to build Community" card. It's also a poster. and they "How to Build Global Community" too at
http://www.syrculturalworkers.com/catalog/catalogIndex/CatBuildingCommunity.html