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?
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?