The September Project Blog

Come here to learn about the goings-on of The September Project, a grassroots effort to foster public events in all communities on September 11.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

"changing the world, one friend at a time"

i just left a multicultural chat with people from libraries in singapore, manilla, and sugar grove, illinois. i arrived late (after midnight!), and was happy to interrupt an active conversation about "how much do we understand each other." participants were teenagers and librarians, and offered a range of perspectives about their personal and world views. when all was said and done, everyone agreed that having an online discussion with people from different countries is a good idea. "just...talking" is a powerful way to learn from each other. ivan summed it up when he offered that they were "changing the world, one friend at a time." i agree.

congratulations to the organizers for this creative and engaging event!

2 Comments:

At September 11, 2005 7:16 AM, Blogger banteron said...

What better way can the internet serve people. I really think that this forum was it's original intention.
Thank You !

 
At September 14, 2005 10:44 AM, Blogger Ivan Chew said...

Sarah, thanks so much for joining in the chat. It meant so much to me and your timing couldn't have been better. You caught the conversations at it's most crucial I think. I've blogged about it, here.

 

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