Hot off the press news. We are co-creating a summit with local people.
It’s called ‘CommUNITY is not just for pandemics’.
As we ease out of these strange times, help shape a positive legacy for our communities.
As individuals, we’re all doing our best in the current strange situation. And we’re all coming together as one, like when we stood on our balconies and proudly clapped for our carers. We’re learning that every little connection and act of kindness helps.
“During lockdown, I have spent a lot of time thinking about ‘what kind of human being am I going to be beyond COVID-19?’ I have found myself wishing that the world could remain like this with its positivity, connection and love for one another.” – Rose, Coventry resident
Once this is all over, we can’t forget that strength we’ve created. We have to remember going above and beyond and make sure that’s just the new normal.
What comes next could be the biggest shared story we ever write. So let’s connect, rebuild and move forward together.
Join us on Saturday 4 July 2020 from 2 til 3.30pm.
All artwork by Foka Wolf.
Community makes us
We came together at a time when we all felt there was no way to connect with others. Through a new stage in our lives that has created pressure and slight nervousness. But with this, a light shined bright with our thoughts and feelings for creating new great changes in the city.
Sometimes we feel afraid. Sometimes we’re alone. Sometimes we want nothing more than for this whole thing to end.
But sometimes we’re doing okay. Sometimes we’re doing small things, like checking in on an older neighbour. Sometimes we’re doing things that are a little bigger, like joining a local group to protect the most vulnerable around us. And sometimes we’re all coming together as one, like when we stood on our balconies and proudly clapped for our carers.
What we’re now realising is that while some are suffering more than others and we’re all coping in our own ways, we’re facing this challenge together. We are a community, from next door to national. And that these small acts of goodwill can snowball, growing bigger and bigger until an untold number of people are affected.
We’re learning that every little connection helps. That doing good for someone else means there’s more of a chance that someone else will be inspired, and do good for you. That the daisy chain of kindness is growing unbreakably strong.
We have to remember going above and beyond, and make sure that’s just the new normal. We have to remember to look out for each other, to take care of one another, and make sure we’re all doing ok.
And we can do that, as long as we remember that we make community. And that community makes us.