Hold more circles for deep dialogue
So important that every sector, subgroup be given time, space and visibility AS something that enriches the whole.
design a ritual based on story - Tich Nat Hahn retreat - more BIPOC folks than usual. POwerful longing to make the diversity more visible. Image of ritual came to mind: What if - Bell rings - All those who identify as ___, walk mindfully, silently up to be seen and acknowledged, celebrated.
Research how Working w/ small group that represents the whole to do design this ritual. Can get into the “morphic field’ idea. To what extent does working a microcosm affect the macro?
Whatever large scale intervention we design will be more acceptable if the small group representing the whole has prepared it.
in this large scale ritual and conversation, everyone needs to feel acknowledged.
The design of this intervention could be prepared by a small group that represents the whole. This group prepares the field. Then wording, message can be found that improves, #alllivesmatter
Creating rituals that help poeple mourn their suffering and loss and accept their loss can help people move on.
Focus on how great that we survived the suffering. Indigenous cultures sometimes don’t seem to notice the resources they have.
Talk both about the suffering and talk on a different, deeper level where we meet not on “what has been done to us” but on the level of needs.
Or go up a level and instead of talking about the past, talk about something new, celebrate a new togetherness, what can be created as new.
overcoming so the way of talking about this in the past is no longer necessary because we have a new way.
Help design the ceremenoy ritual for day of celebration for German culture - a whole week.
Appreciation of forgiveness - understanding suffering of perpertrators is part of undertanding how to stop this. Their voice in designing the solution is also important
Inspitre to do things that havent be done before
Model A parallel process, structure for the whole society to aspire to - Havel
Dynamic Facilitation could be good to help seed anew middle discourse to honour the whole spectrum (like Voralgberg) To seed anew narrative
Holding the tension to see where they are on the spectrum
Needs to celebrate the best and mourn the suffering of all groups
Acknowledge that all lives matter - this would be accepted much more if we acknowledge pain of other groups.
Acknoweledge everyone that acknowledge the suffering of all parts of society. E.g Jews AND displaced Germans (to Russia etc - couldnt grieve publicly, suffering) 3.5 million young soldiers put into camps on left of Rhine - conditions under US surveillance. no builidngs tents many died after war. - not known )
Fully acknowledge the good and the bad - to ‘digest’ it
Talk about: What does nationalism mean?
Don’t take away pride from (white) people
We need non-judgemental space - fully embrace light and dark - ‘digesting’ it
Attitude change happens in small groups
Humans in psychologically save groups are more (creative?); also shift in mindset - different opinions brought together
Have ‘social justice warriors’ become more informed about learning and psychology (take courses)
Talk about guilt on the individual and collective level.
Talk not only about the bad the white people did - but also the good. Not make white people just feel bad.
Be aware of our demons - and what we have learned from it.
More literature, storytelling, speeches, light, sound, ... on the National Holiday - emphasizing our unity and greatness.
How to celebrate our culture in festivals and the like
Celebrate that we have learned from our ‘dark parts’
Rituals in which we celebrate ourselves as a nation
Public storytelling about ourselves
How can forgiving work on a public level? - How would a process of forgiveness work out on a public level.