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OK, if you like the status quo and have no interest in rocking boats, stirring pots, or making any kind of changes, then please STOP READING THIS NOW – just go about your regular routine and don’t worry about what I’m working on – we’ll chat later.

So, if you’re still reading, I’m going to assume that you’re ok with a little subversive activity and/or might be interested in changing things.

Here’s what we’re doing – this Friday, April 5, the good people at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts have opened their facilities for me to hold a forum/meeting/discussion/hangout/tweetup kind of thing.

 

 

WHAT: Discussion about creating a better society
WHERE: Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE
WHEN: Friday, April 5, 6:00 PMCOST: FREE
This is all part of a truly innovative/transformative/fascinating exhibit/project called Imperfect City – learn more about that here, and here, and here

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I know some of you still have questions about what to expect Friday evening, so let’s do this like a little Q & A session: 

Q: So, what should I expect Friday evening?
A: We’re gathering in the Imperfect City Exhibit space to discuss ways to make society better. 

Q: Can we talk about anything? Like traffic, the environment, education, music, etc.?
A: Yes, all topics are open – but there’s a catch. 

Q: What’s that?
A: I don’t want any suggestions that require the government (city, county, state, or federal) to do anything – I want all suggestions to be about ways we, the community, can make things better. 

Q: Wait, I thought the whole idea is for people to complain and tell the government to fix things.
A: That wasn’t really a question – but, you’re wrong. 

Q: Can you give some examples?

A. Certainly, there’s some really cool ladies who are “yarn-bombing” the city – covering things like parking meters with their handiwork – then there’s the group that got together when Will Minster set up a day for us to get every downtown location on all of the social media sites – or the time Justin Barss got a bunch of people to help clean up a neighborhood – or the community-led “Free Hugs and Coffee” event at the Courthouse… 

Q: Wait a minute, didn’t some of those include government officials?
A: Yes, and it’s great when government officials get involved with these kinds of things – but we, the community, should be the ones initiating these things. 

Q: Can I offer suggestions in the form of a song or poem?
A: Yes. 

Q: What about interpretive dance?
A: Yes, you can do that. 

Q: Do I have to do anything like that?
A: No, you can just come and observe, you can offer some ideas, you can participate any way you’d like. 

Q: What if I can’t make it to the DCCA on Friday – can I still participate?
A: YES, simply follow the discussion about #Utopia on twitter – and chime in any time, we’ll have the twitter feed projected for everyone to see your comments and ideas – click here for the feed.
Q: Is there also a place I can check out on Facebook?
Q: Do you like feeding your own questions like this?

A: You have no idea!

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