When the full story of COVID 19 is written in the years ahead. It may highlight how our initial collective & consistent response as a nation, politically, nationally, communally & personally, was positive. It may emphasise that protecting people first, was the cry of the day. Strong systemic leadership led the way, but with blind spots and failure included.
Strong emphasis was placed on systemically putting the economy to sleep, providing money for all to live on, alongside a strong focus on community calls to action, caring and where possible, care giving. Our frontline services answered the call and a nation learned to act together for the good: standing together, while standing apart.
For many these incredibly challenging times also provided an opportunity to participate with new intention & purpose in their surrounding communities. As we begin to reflect and plan for supporting people through the challenging times ahead, we invite you to join with us in the Men’s Development Network to reflect on and explore some important questions that might help us map the values, qualities and actions needed for the journey to rebuild our economy and society in sustainable and cohesive ways.
Please joins us as we explore together such questions as….
1Q: What are the things that really stood out in our nation that positively demonstrated that response?
2Q, What are the lessons to be learned in how we responded individually, as a community or nation both politically & culturally?
3Q. How can we harness these learnings to guide us through the ongoing uncertainties that seem to still lie ahead?