On February 26, Taro Hattori, Tom Izu, Executive Director, California History Center Foundation & Audrey Edna Butcher Civil Liberties Education Initiative, De Anza College; Kelly Sicat, Director, Lucas Artists Programs, Montalvo Arts Center; and Samina Sundas, Executive Director of American Muslim Voice Foundation convened at Montalvo Arts Center to share tea and reflect on the organizing themes of Rolling Counterpoint. The group drilled down into the complex issues raised by community participants during previous conversations in the South Bay and distilled their stories and ideas into this list of follow up questions:
What brings us together? What motivates you to reach out toothers? How can you discover what people need in their lives? What stories have you learned from your community that may be helpful to others in difficult times? How would you learn about communities you are not familiar with? What would help us be honest with others we don’t know very well or might be uncomfortable with? What can you build the sense of trust between people? Do you have any stories that you want to share? How would you encourage people to share their stories? How do you work with your enemies? How would you communicate with someone who had a traumatic experience? How do you understand other people’s fears?
Rolling Counterpoint: A Community Conversation Project by Taro Hattori