…..We started Community Conversation.
One year ago today, 200+ people gathered together to try to bring some healing to each other in the aftermath of tragedy. We came together to talk, to listen, to learn, to grow, to heal. Since that time, Community Conversation has continued to meet once a month with the intention of bringing together diverse groups of people who talk TO each other and not AT each other. We talk about a wide variety of topics that take us out of our comfort zone but allows us to learn more about each other and about ourselves. As we ask the hard questions, offer honest feelings and share our concerns, we grow as better people. We then go into the world with this new understanding and make a difference in the lives of all the people with whom we come in contact. The ripple effect is unending. Tonight, we will gather at Circle Theatre in Ft. Worth for Community Conversation. And we will continue in Ft. Worth every other month. I can’t begin to express my gratefulness as to how this movement has taken off. I am so thankful for those first 200 people who took the chance to come to a gathering without knowing what to expect but came knowing we needed to make a change. And WE DID! And we will continue to do so. Thank you to Robyn Flatt and the Dallas Children’s Theater for opening your home to us and making this possible. Thank you Shannon Pinkston for pushing and inspiring me to make this happen. Thank you Angie McWhirter and Ellen Osburn who have been there from the beginning and continue to work tirelessly. Thank you to the countless others who have stepped up and answered the call. Together, we are going to help Change the Perception to make this world a better place. We’re changing the world one conversation at a time. I love you all.