Community Concert -Conversations:(for churches, synagogues, mosques, social and professional clubs, community centers, etc.)
Are our community settings places where all of our members feel that they are welcome? Do we have unspoken codes of what cultural social behaviors we will tolerate vs what makes us uncomfortable as a community? Do we have people leaving, saying that they felt that their family was shunned and not embraced?
Joanie has spent her adult life building communities, with populations as diverse as Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East, and as similar as parents of preschoolers in Ohio.
As adults, we find ourselves in a multitude of different communities. Sometimes that is easy and smooth and we experience and find the support that we need, but not always. Through songs, stories, exercises and enjoyable games, Joanie leads community building workshops to help us consider ways to step past judgement, impatience and annoyance to a place of healing and inclusiveness.