Once again, we are starting from nothing and building something big, necessary and world changing. This is your chance to be a part of history, and to write your own chapter in it with us, together. Just 10 years and 1 week ago we held our first BrainJam in SF under the banner of the Web 2point1 Unconference. There were a lot of reasons for that, some very specific to the time, but mostly related to my desire to inspire others to self-organize to build communities, to create a positive change in the world. To prove that we don’t need a lot of money or ‘power’, to make a difference. In fact, then, as now, I believed that We Are the Solution. Our power is inherent inside us all, so when we connect, our power grows exponentially.
If you were there for the early BrainJams, or if you didn’t even know they happened, please join us next Thursday evening October 22, 2015 as we bring back the original social good unconference with our first BrainJam in San Francisco in over 9 years. Back then, as now, we see the power of a connected society as an invaluable source of good for social change, if only we can discover the people, ideas and resources we need to make the impact we desire in our noble pursuit.
Going beyond the origins of those first BrainJams, we now have a set of community collaboration tools to support participants before, during and after we gather together. With a combination of Slack and Will Someone, you are able to discuss important issues with our community, ask for the help you need to create the change you most want to see and stay on top of all the things others promised to do for you, and all the things you promised to do for them. In so doing, we are creating a community focused on manifesting more real world change then we are in simply talking about them.
So if you are in civic tech, coworking and/or social good. If you are working on an important project to make the world a better place. If you have time and are trying to find projects where your contributions can make a real difference. Or if you simply want to meet other like minded people to see what is going on in the world today, please join us next Thursday October 22, 2015 at the Ancestry offices in San Francisco, CA as we begin to make our noble pursuit a reality.
What is the noble pursuit of We Are The Solution? That we can find more ways to change the world for the better through cooperation and collaborative problem solving then we can through oppositional politics. That we need to slow down to understand our commonalities and see our common humanity before fighting over our differences. That together, WE are the most powerful force on the earth, and WE can do anything we put our minds to doing.
United we stand, divided we are falling. Let’s get back up, let’s help each other stand up and let’s walk arm in arm into a better tomorrow.