In February 2016, over 250 people attended one of three We Are Concord conversations to share their concerns and priorities for promoting collaboration and healthy problem solving across differences. These conversations provided an opportunity for the Concord community to:
- Strengthen relationships in a changing economy and a changing community
- Build trust and positive places for learning and reflection about our differences
- Create an opportunity for cross-cultural understanding and connection
How can we best work together to strengthen relationships across our community? What do we need to know as we begin? How can we improve communication and decrease stereotyping? These were the kinds of questions at the heart of the conversations. The following information highlights the themes and ideas that rose to the top. These ideas will inform next steps for individuals, organizations, and coalitions in Concord.