Each post in this forum is supposed to be a guide to how to run your own soapbox;
Comments on each post are the event outcomes; what you did, how it went, or your own updates to the guide.
There are two big categories, your mic- How you plan to find guests (or how you did it) and your party -What you would specifically like to do as a group (or what you did).
#Channel: Connecting with existing soapbox participants
#Flip: Inviting your friends
#Crash: Having a loud party
#Reef: Explore new ways of finding people
#Chum: Bribe them with food!
#Bigtree: Space to connect with each other.
more on bigtree
Back in the olden before era, Indian vilages typically had a big tree in the village, a space to come together, without agenda, and simply share the experience of being. It is extremely healthy, but in our society everything needs to be productive; relationships need to be transactions, and the chance to experience big tree does not exist. Psychologists are require to do this as part of their general registration, its called 'peer supervision', its part of good self-care when working with people, and we beleive this should be a cultural practice for everyone.
Our worlds are so full, but often they are much like a packet of chips; mostly hollow. BigTree is a necessary nothing on the way to something; the removal of the chips, to stock some nice nutritious mental concepts. Very much its about unlearning years of assumed cultural truths; its about giving space to each other. This safe but genuine space functions very much like a 'Faraday's cage', the same mechanism on spaceships that sheilds them from harmful cosmic rays, so they can travel. Its actually the base of any soapbox activity; being true to ourselves and others. Theres no point working on society as a distraction from working on ourselves.
Not to say it is enough to play nice. This is about unpacking truth, robust discussion, and learning other perspectives.
See when we are open to the views of another, our world map turns 3 dimensional, and we can live in it better.
#CreationCrew: Build community programs