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  • This page is intended as a brief introduction, before the other sections including Ways of working (as the heart of the handbook)... see right hand menu box
  • I, We World image of concentric circles needs to be included in that section
  • Few illustrations included as assumed these will be sourced later
  • Plymouth Friendly photos good illustration, but may not be open license?

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  • Access to the cosmo-local solutions available

in particular for "any kind of person"

  • collaboration between local and wider world developing real creative and effective solutions

People want to connect with hope section needed
suggested related reading: Hope springs eternal, but for it to flourish it must be shared, Naomi Alderman, Dec 27, 2020 [1]

People want to connect and share section needed

(Attribution: both of these possible headings come from A time for quick action by @TessyBritton. [2] Mar 22, 2020

"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean" Ryunosuke Satoro

where and with whom?

  • so a Citizens Action Network or CAN includes not just community resources, but also... engaged, connected, empowered people

anywhere and everywhere? "accessible to every kind of person"

Something different to, but with a similar message / invite to: "Every One Every Day"

  • expanding on people power is the biggest resource we have
  • towards a coherent whole, closer to a more inclusive and increasingly self-aware network?

Who's willing or wanting to step into action?

"imagining that everyone has a role to play in getting us to a flourishing future" - can this be reframed as a question. if you were able to contribute to a process of getting us (all?) to a flourishing future what kind of role or roles would you choose for yourself?

The handbook itself, whilst hopefully appealing enough to a wider audience might be seen as aimed at those ready to take 'the next step' eg from something like signing petitions to something altogether more involving, participatory, action orientated and all the more absorbing because of it. see also: Not in competition with other forms of action

"Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate us whenever we come into our own power Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free." Starhawk

"If you want to do it quickly, do it alone. If you want to do it well, do it together." African proverb

"Every individual counts, every individual has a role to play, every individual makes a difference." Jane Goodall

see also Citizens doing it for themselves, This Really Is An Invitation to Everyone

include something on eg climate and ecological emergency Yes we CAN make the 20s a decade of transformation (?)

The last section of our handbook gives examples of different types of CAN.

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