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Decatur Diary | July 31, 2015

Let’s Go! Better Together participation opportunities announced

Decatur’s Better Together process is facilitating a substantive community conversation around the myriad differences — in culture, race, age, abilities, politics, economic resources, and more — that make us who we are. From it, we’ll craft a substantive Community Action Plan filled with policy goals and other recommendations for implementing Principle B of Decatur’s 2010 Strategic Plan: “Encourage a diverse and engaged community.”

And now we’ve got the details on how you can get involved!

Make plans now to take part in one or more of the following:

Leadership and Facilitation Training

Saturday, August 22, 2015 | 9:30am-4:30pm | Lunch provided
In this one-day training event, you’ll learn how to help people learn across differences, respond to complex problems, and use inclusive approaches to make an impact. Useful for anyone who wants to experience a perspective of leadership that engages every voice, fosters shared work and encourages finding new ways to move forward together.

Register Now

Community-Wide Kick-Off Event

Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 10am-3pm | Lunch provided
Beacon Municipal Center, Ebster Gym
Join us for a broad community conversation inspired by the “World Cafe” model of rotating small group discussions. Participants will be supported by trained volunteer table facilitators and invited to share experiences and perspectives on issues such as diverse and affordable housing options, racially just community policing, and more.

Register Now

Community Survey

Be heard online, anytime
Your voice is important to help ensure that the Better Together Community Action Plan supports people like you and what you believe to be needed in our city. Completing the community survey only takes about 10 minutes and is one important way to have your voice heard.

Take it now.

Host a small group discussion

Get real in a comfortable, small group setting
Our community conversation doesn’t end with August 29th’s kick-off. Host a small group discussion and help broaden our reach.

Our Conversation Toolkit’s got everything you need to put it together. Download your copy here and get the conversation started.

Got Questions?

Questions about the Better Together process can be emailed to Linda Harris.

Better Together is a citizen-led, government supported effort to build deeper connection, understanding, and mutual respect among the Decatur community, and to cultivate a more just, welcoming, inclusive, equitable and compassionate experience for all who visit, live or work in the City of Decatur.

Please make plans to participate. Your voice matters.

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