The Frome People's meeting is a place where we come together to share ideas and have conversations with people we may not encounter in our daily lives. The ideas is that in coming together we make connections and find encouragement and support for actions that we can take in our community and beyond. Here's what has emerged from our first two meetings and some of my own reflections on what makes a good conversation.
This was one of a number of similar gatherings or platforms that I have attended this year around community activism and reclaiming democracy. Put together they give me a sense of being part of a movement of change that may not be evident in mainstream media but is nonetheless alive and well and growing in momentum. People are getting involved in creating the world they want to see in a multitude of practical ways as well as coming together to grow the vision.