Practice public conversation: West Yorks meets NYC
June 6, 2018
For friends and family only, here's my first transatlantic conversation, held at the Every Thing Goes BookCafe. Kinda like practising piano in public when you've only got up to grade 2. Mostly about FairCoin and the development of the Yorks Local Node, the conversation then ranges onto Villaging (the 'One Small Town' model) and how groups (especially non-hierarchical groups) interact with individual personal trauma.
I've been staying at Ganas Community on Staten Island, a large community with a smaller, income-sharing core group. The community runs second-hand furniture, clothes and bookstores under the name 'Every Thing Goes', which is one of their sources of income (when they're making money).
ETG BookCafe was preparing to host a video-link conversation between Anitra Nelson (staying here at the same time as me and doing a speaking tour for her book launch) and a member of Dancing Rabbit Community. Manager Steve was in need of a technical practice, so I offered my services - I'm also in need of some practice, since I've not hosted a conversation like this before either.
My thanks go to
- Graham Mitchell from the new Yorkshire FairCoin local node and MC3.coop in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire for agreeing to do the conversation at such short notice
- supportive in-person audience members/conversationalists Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg (of Ed Video Plus and Ganas) and Steve Wineman (also staying at Ganas at the same time as me).
- tenacious and patient online participants via twitter: Bob Thorpe and Richard Dillon (of FairmondoUK) driving forces of the nascent Yorkshire FairCoin node and Mark Simmonds of Coop Culture.
- Steve Jones of ETG BookCafe for mutually beneficial online conversing practice!
Good luck to Steve J, who's hoping to set up a mini Staten Island TedX type thing. He says he's going to get higher definition cameras ;-)
Follow the Yorkshire Local Node of FairCoop on twitter @coop_fair or email them email@example.com Steve Wineman's book 'Power-Under' is available to download here: http://traumaandnonviolence.com/
The video of Anitra's presentation on her book 'Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet' and her conversation with Rae from Dancing Rabbit will be uploaded to the Live ETG YouTube channel once edited.
She and I also recorded a conversation, which will be edited and uploaded at some point, who knows where, who knows when!