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Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Community support chat - community project hosted online by Social work students - Summary: An online platform was created to examine the impacts of the pandemic on the Australian workforce. Many people lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak and were impacted differently, so they were invited to this forum to share their lived experiences. The main objectives of the community project were included: Provide participants with an open-forum style, thought-provoking conversation. Meet community members from diverse backgrounds, get together for a meaningful discussion over the impacts of losing jobs on their physical and mental health. Find solutions to address the unemployment phenomenon by sharing your strategies and assisting each other in achieving the best possible solutions. Complete outline and template on running the event, and full project evaluation attached as word document.
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Pretzels
Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
A guide to having more meaningful everyday conversation
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Jan 11, 2023
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This one is a multi-week program #project
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Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
A way for groups to learn to begin providing social support to each other #connect
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Pretzels
Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Hello, Pizza Knights! Based on votes, a way to introduce soapbox concept and also get started on some thoughts on community project Written version: Comprehensive Written version: Simplifed
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Pretzels
Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
A print and play tile game. You can make your own as your own team project. Origin story: Years ago, I had been conducting some ‘research’ on sociopolitics that in all likelihood was something by Chuck Palahniuk. I live in the foothills of Sydney’s Blue Mountain’s region; there are roads that wind up the mountain, and sometimes there is roadkill where wildlife has attempted to cross. The road cut the wilderness neatly in two Somewhere between that experience, Chuck and a book on the fall of Rome, I was taken, by hand and heart, to the knowledge that what connects also blocks. ​ Rivers that block the land access between worlds create passages for ships of slaves, settlers or goods. Language helps me connect to you now; codified and structured this way, it enhances what I can say, but deprives the non-English speaker. Humour helps us know who we can bond safely with, ‘this person gets me’, and it also defines who does not get you. ​ This pattern we see in many places, and in ways are how we navigate life. This is the story about how we complicate to enhance, and sometimes by enhancing we deprive each other. I thought it might make for an interesting educational game, where a road may get rotated to become a wall. I haphazardly mentioned this ramble of thoughts to my good friend Simon, who was kind to listen. For a brief time of our lives, Simon and I grew up together. Some years later, we were catching up over food and he pulls out a preliminary sketch of our conversation; He had not only listened, but enhanced it. Thrilled with possibility, I went back home and began to put meat on the bones of the sketch. My niece lived with us at the time, so I invited her to be part of the creative exercise. Her's are the characters and the name of the game, the chompsaur, the dolphin, bull, eagle, the fox. I had wrestled with the name, wanting to call it something evocative and forgettable like ‘city streams’, but to go with the bobopunk philosophy of soapbox, ‘Super!Block’ stayed. ​ The project found life in many iterations, the final being one tiles of wood that I had cut and sanded, packaged in a box with icons. I showed it off to play at a party I’d organized, listing me and Lilliana as the creators. Simon was there; I’d somehow forgotten about our conversation and the sketch that started this entire adventure. In the excitement, the work, the refinement, I failed to recognize the power of the game started in a very human relationship, a conversation, and the act of listening, of being seen and heard. ​ I realized my error, we spoke. I gifted him the wood tile version, as it was as much his creation as mine. The wall rotated and became a road: he enjoyed how the game had progressed, and, as a final step of Super!Block’s journey, he added a final enhancement, the city. One tile that is impermeable, that grows, and provides the entire context for superBlock’s urgency. If we don’t change our world and our relationships for the better, we won’t have a world at all.
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Pretzels
Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
A card game with elements of social deduction, like werewolf or mafia, and education on the soapbox model, explaining the imbalance in society and how to rebalance through creativity and connection. #education #connection
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Pretzels
Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Made for Soapbox by Iain Spearpoint Published with permission Please playtest and offer comments below! We can make something amazing and educational together.
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Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
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Jan 11, 2023
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The recipes follow a natural progression, and its helpful to start in order. Move on to the next level when your group feels ready. As a host, you want to give future users the best chance to find what they want accurately. You do this by filtering your recipe by #Connect, #News, #Action You are highly encouraged to broadcast any news that you feel can inform or inspire others. This can invite more people into the ongoing process of discovery about our needs, and how community can support itself. To flag content for broadcast, use the hashtag #soapbox in your Host and Post. #Connect recipes are the foundation of soapbox - forming bonds of understanding, respect and trust This connection forms the basis for vulnerability and genuine discussion, leading to #News - Recipes about realising deeper meaning, about ourselves and the world around. Once we have trust and understanding, we can understand our needs, or the needs around us and move to #Action And for those rare recipes that feature all three, well, thats a big part of what moves society, and these are #Colliders
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Pretzels
Jan 11, 2023
In BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Here you will find all the social production recipes on how to run your own soapbox; These are designed to build the skill of social production. 2 steps to running a recipe: Pickup and Play: Pick a recipe, find other people and use the recipe to create. meaningful events and conversations. Host and Post: After using a recipe, take a pic to share and tag the channel! (@soapboxsydney). To help keep the good recipes visible, offer a comment or a like under the recipe you used. Or, you can do both at once, which is most powerful: post a picture of your group under the recipe, which you can share on social media using the share button. Got a fun idea for a get-together? Or a brilliant recipe to share? You can upload your own!
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