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I Have a Dream

And you are invited.

There are three parts to the dream and four ways you can be involved.

Curious?

Good. Because I don't think I can back out at this point, and I am going to be talking about this A LOT in the coming months.

It will take a few posts to flesh it all out, but here is the skeleton plan:




1. Travel & volunteer in Africa/The Middle East/India (tentatively May to August 2012).

2. Make a documentary film that looks at life and where hope lives in the developing world. Also, how we North Americans are changed by our cross-culture encounters and experiences.

3. Do this whole thing as a community. This is not about me going off on an adventure, coming back and having three-sentence conversations about my time away. I want to be a part of a team from start to finish.



What does that look like? How does something like this become a community endeavor?

I am asking for EVERYONE I KNOW to consider being involved by answering one (or more) of the following questions with a resounding YES!


A. Do you know of anyone involved in/living in any of these regions? People and organizations who might welcome a couple of short-term volunteers and be interested in being a part of a documentary.

B. Are you interested in coming with me for some of the time? Maybe you really want to volunteer in a specific location, or maybe you have a set vacation time and will come wherever I am then.

C. Do you have skills, expertise or equipment that you would like to lend? Maybe you are King of the Budgets, or know how to survive out of a backpack for four months, or would like to edit all our video footage.

D. Do you have ideas on how we can fund this? What creative ways can we find to make this a reality without putting any of the team in debt?


You don't have to answer yet. Just start thinking about it.


Speaking of thinking, I bet some of you are wondering...

Beth, this is kind of big and crazy. And unexpected.  How did you come up with this idea?

Great question. I will post on that next.

Comments

Jesskah said…
this is interesting. :)
jammer said…
I know someone in India. Amazing things they're doing. Don't know yet if they need volunteers :)
Thom said…
Hey I like this thing. I haven't thought enough about it yet to say anything more.
Karen said…
Oh! I have a few ideas about raising funds and staying in touch with everyone involved in the project... can't wait until I see you! Which is soon!
Aimee said…
Can't wait to talk more about this with you...pee-my-pants exciting :)
Beth said…
everyone: we shall talk more sooooon! store those ideas, let them germinate and grow and at the end of august, we'll reconvene.

aimee: please don't pee your pants.

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