On Tuesday, 8/21, we hosted our first Get Engaged! community event. The purpose was to build community awareness around local social justice issues and increase volunteerism for six participating organizations.
Despite the threat of Hurricane Lane, over 60 people gathered together over pupu to hear about these organizations’ accomplishments, learn how to get involved, and network with others passionate or curious about social justice.
After the quick presentations, guests participated in a World Cafe designed by the participating organizations to brainstorm the motivators people have to stay in a movement, get engaged in a movement, and take action for a movement. After three rounds of questions, that got gradually deeper, guests were invited to stay and harvest the rounds from each table.
These posters are the result of the harvest from the World Cafe. They started with the question: What makes you stay in a movement? The rounds progressed to reasons for staying or leaving in times they have been engaged or disengaged, and finally addressed actions that could be taken to engage larger audiences in social justice work in a way that inspires action, solutions, and accountability.
The evening also inspired the Impact Hub team to do even more events to engage the community in local issues. Subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of our website to learn about future Get Engaged! topics and events or to partner with us.