The pewa is a traditional woodworking technique used to repair holes or to prevent wood from splitting. Named after the fishtail shape it resembles, the simple and effective pewa embodies the approach of our Try Think program. We strive to bring people together in conversation to bridge gaps and share ideas in the hopes of strengthening our ties with each other and our sense of community. We embrace difficult topics that have the potential to divide, but provide opportunity for all voices to be heard and considered. When we grow better at making these connections across divides, community can carry us all once again.
“How do you even start a conversation about these kinds of difficult topics? Try Think can bring people together who normally would not have opportunity to talk … “
“This feels energizing. This kind of interaction is missing in the everyday.”
“I want to share what we talked about with my family and friends.”
Our Try Think events are opportunities to connect, listen, and share, by participating in a conversation on an important topic, led by a trained facilitator, and together with people in our community we might not normally get the chance to interact with. All are welcome to join us.
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If you have any questions or ideas for conversation topics, please contact Robert Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org.