You did the hard thing! You dove headfirst into the UBUNTU UNITY CHALLENGE and started with the courageous work of looking inward. Writing out those ugly, unfiltered prejudices and judgments was no doubt uncomfortable for many of us (if not all of us), but we chose the courageous thing and we got after it. We rumbled with the not-so-pretty parts of ourselves so we can help our nation heal and move toward a more beautiful, unified whole. How was DARE #1 for ya? We would love to hear what the experience was like for you, both the “ah-ha” moments and the “oof, that was tough” moments.
Here are a few prompts to get our discussion going:
- What was the experience of identifying your prejudices and judgments like for you?
- How did you respond to any moments of discomfort or dissonance as you worked on your list?
- What is your favorite new mantra(s) you created for yourself?
A few quick community guidelines to create a safe space for all of us to show up, be seen, and share openly here:
- Differing perspectives and opinions are welcomed in this space (the more diverse our experiences and backgrounds, the better)! We will focus on voicing OUR OWN perspectives, without shaming or devaluing the expressed opinions of others.
- This is a platform that affirms the inherent dignity of every human life. Our comments will never demean an individual or an entire group of people.
- We are here to share our ideas and learn from each other so that we can help our nation heal and remember our shared humanity. We are not showing up with the goal of drilling home our point or winning a debate.
- These discussions are a place to have fun, gain fresh perspective, and connect with other people. We show up with a willingness and commitment to take up space in such a way that all three are possible for all who gather here.
If you’ve stumbled on this discussion page and are interested in joining us for the UBUNTU UNITY CHALLENGE, there’s still time to join the crew! Just head on over to the UBUNTU UNITY CHALLENGE info page, enter your name and email, and click “I’m up for the Challenge!”
My new mantra is “God meets all people exactly where they are at.”