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Charter Cutie Plate – Section Four

Continued from Section Three.

Community Safety, Sponsorship, and Recruitment

Definitions

Community Safety: multi-stakeholder ‘local’ approach to building cohesion between individual parties that seeks to free members from fear and want.

Sponsorship: aspirants to Lucenti need a current member to vouch for them, this sponsor will remain familiar with the initiate and their progress for the duration of their introductory period.

Recruitment: in the formation or deepening of friendships and relationships, existing Lucenti should keep an eye out for viable new community members and open dialogue regarding active projects or the overall community.

 

Humans need community, and we’re often not provided many skills to form or maintain it for ourselves. Some of us come from dysfunction or rejection, and some never experience being welcomed into a community. There are many forms of community that can provide safety nets of love, security, and support. Building intentional networks specifically to gain those connections is one of the keystones in the foundation of Lucenti.

An individual who wishes to join Lucenti may do so for a specific project. Or an existing Lucenti member may identify a likely peer and engage in dialogue perhaps to recruit them. The mechanism around how to join may thus be nebulous for the time being – overall there should be an existing member of a project or Lucenti that sponsors any new person and is also held accountable for their general conduct and efforts. The sponsor should be someone who can mentor if needed, but seeks the success of the aspirant.

Lucenti desires no possession or authority over members at any stage of their journey, unless specifically modeled, negotiated, and consented to by project members. For a specific project to experience sustainability, members may be directed to step away from certain roles. At any time, a member who wishes to leave Lucenti is absolutely free to do so. Regardless of membership status, tenets of the charter that help Lucenti grow and accomplish success will hopefully be rooted in each individual, and taken forward to their future projects and communities.

Charter Cutie Plate – Section Three

Continued from Section Two. Legitimacy Through Vouching, No Rigid Hierarchy, and Do-ocracy Definitions Vouching: individuals and sub-groups are recognized through consensus of other individuals/groups within Lucenti Rigid Hierarchy: a static ruling elite ranked as superior to and in control of a larger body of persons Do-ocracy: https://communitywiki.org/wiki/DoOcracy The article to do-ocracy above also includes some commentary/discussion that dives into a few things that Lucenti groups may encounter. If the…

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Charter Cutie Plate – Section Two

Continued from Section One. Transparency, Vulnerability, and Direct Communication Definitions Transparency: free from pretense or deceit, readily understood. Vulnerability: uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. Direct Communication: clearly stated opinions and feelings, firm advocacy for one’s own rights and needs without violating the same of others. There is a difference between privacy and secrecy, and many organizations operate in the realm of the latter. Privacy is oft considered key in…

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Charter Cutie Plate – Section One

Lucenti aims to become an affiliate network of communities that have formally dedicated themselves to the tenets outlined in this prenatal charter. As such, I seek feedback to improve its pieces, that it may bring together stronger wholes. Why do we need such a document? A shared pool of knowledge is key to understanding one another and maintaining connections and community. Let it serve as an introductory and referential…

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Safe Spaces… or Isolationist Bunkers? Part 1

  I went and did it. I got embroiled in an online drama fest. I’m not proud of it, but I feel like I both learned some things and wasted some time. Though I suppose if I learned some things then I did not waste any time. I was added to a new support group for marginalized sexual and relational identities. The group rules immediately inspired some in-depth conversation…

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Introducing Lucenti for Listening! Episode 1: Community

We made a podcast! Find the transcript of our conversation here. In this episode, we discussed who we are, mutual aid, communities of our past (quasi-monastic, y’all), their evolution, building community for the sake of community, medicating and self-medicating, survival/homesteading skills, cynicism, crafting change in our world, connecting/socializing while sober, disconnecting from ego. So..just a few things! Footnotes: – What is informed consent? – More on Mutual Aid Societies. Also some…

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