Two weeks ago I hosted a Live Google+ Hangout called One Simple Question: Exploring Our World One Question At A Time. On the panel were four experienced sailors who fielded all sorts of questions about sailing and preparing to voyage.
I had so much fun that I think I found my new calling!
As soon as the Hangout was finished I jotted down ideas for making the next episode much better and began planning it. I’ve met some amazing people through this blog, and learned a lot. Through the Hangouts I hope to create a way for these insightful people who have great ideas and questions to connect, discuss, and build stronger relationships. Since each Hangout begins with ONE SIMPLE QUESTION, the first thing to do was to decide what will be the title question.
The sailing community is small and widespread. There are pockets of simple living communities all over the country. And then, of course there are suburban communities, urban communities, web communities, and on and on. I can think of a few communities to which I belong. But its hard to know exactly where I fit in when I’m always on the go. So, the title question for the next Hangout became:
The Question: Is Community Important?
Update April 12 2013: Live hangout is over, but you can watch it on youtube anytime.
How it Works:
The Hangouts host a diverse panel of experts or people with a variety of experiences and perspectives. Each Hangout is broadcasted LIVE via Google+. Viewers can interact by posting questions and thoughts in the comments prior to or during the Hangout.
Here is what I need YOU to do:
Start posting your questions now! You can post them in the comments below, or on the Google+ page. During the Hangout you can watch LIVE as it is happening and continue to post questions or comments as you get to know the panel better.
Who’s On The Panel:
Sitting on the panel is a diverse group of community thinkers. They include:
Alyson Ewald - Alyson is an educator/trainer for communities and activist groups leading workshops on leadership, consensus, nonviolence, and facilitation. She has lived overseas for a decade and in 2005 she co-founded Red Earth Farms, a homesteading community near Dancing Rabbit, where she now lives with her family.
Derek Rowe – Derek is a pilot member of Ecohouse, Durham, a small intentional community with a focus on using the space available in an efficient, environmentally-friendly, and productive way. As a filmmaker with Doctrine Creative, he is interested in stories about the concept of community and it importance for individuals and world.
Andrew Kornblatt – Andrew is a social media community builder. He is the founder of the Online Ocean Symposium, a web-platform designed to build community between ocean conservation groups.
Jaja Martin – Jaja is a world traveler and author of Into The Light. She traveled the world with her husband and three children aboard a sailboat and has lived in communities across the globe. She is now settled in a home her family built in New England.
Join Teresa for the second installment of:
One Simple Question: Exploring Our World One Question at a Time
Where: Live Google+ Hangout
When: April 11 2013 • 6pm EDT
by Teresa Carey