In case you missed all the sunshine and birds chirping, or the telltale smell of coconut sunscreen wafting through the air, it’s officially July! And July is all about fun – time to head to the beach, take winding bike rides, and enjoy everything that these long, steamy days have to offer.
It’s also BBQ season! We love gathering in the backyard for an old school BBQ, from the grilled corn to the squiggles of mustard on our hot dogs and veggie dogs. We don’t even mind the bug bites. (Well, maybe we do….) But this summer, we’ve got another type of BBQ on our mind: Big, Burning Questions. As in, the questions we ask ourselves and other people – or don’t but should! – that inspire us to think deeply, connect with one another, and ultimately lead to a better world.
The folks at Ask Big Questions are experts at bringing people together around questions just like this, and sparking conversations to help them better understand themselves and each other. Together this month, we’ll delve into the question of how to better connect with our communities through interviews with world-changing question askers, profiles of great organizations, and stories of community building moments big and small. Check out some of our answers here:
Big, Burning Questions to Ask at Your Summer BBQ
Big Burning Interview: Tara Mahoney of Gen Why Media
Big, Burning Interview: Kari Saratovsky Talks MCON 13
Big, Burning Interview: Annie Lorenzana on Mobilize.org
Civic Engagement Then and Now (1950s-2010s!)
Celebrate Mandela Day
GOOD’s 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship
We also want to hear from YOU! ALL month long, you can comment in the form below, leave us a note on our Facebook page or tweet us at @repairtheworld with your response to the question above, and we’ll send you snazzy Repair the World and Ask Big Questions swag!