Let Em Cook

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Right now, I’m recovering from a sickness and it’s advised to rest my voice as much as I can. The timing couldn’t be worse as the OTWC kickoff is tomorrow. One part of me is frustrated because I won’t be able to lead the session as I hoped. Another part of me sees this as a blessing. It’s a chance to let other people cook.

One key lesson in community building that I’ve written about plenty is a community is not built for people, it’s built with them. As a community organizer, it is crucial to cultivate leadership within the community. Encourage those who want to help to volunteer or host events of their own. You’ve got to let them cook. This simple act helps community members see themselves not just as participants but as hosts, fostering a sense of ownership and belonging within the community.

April 27, 2024

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