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Amy Lenzo
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Hello good folks! As Director of Communications at the World Cafe Community Foundation, I designed this space and am one of your hosts here.

This is a self-directing community and there are many others who are also caring for us - but if you need anything, or have any questions, if you are being disturbed by anyone here or notice something we should be aware of, please contact me. Thanks! I hope you enjoy yourself here and learn and share lots.

If you want a bit more information about my work with the World Cafe, here's a short WC bio.

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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Participant
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
n/a
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Online, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
community building, online communications, etc.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
To stimulate ever deepening connections between the people, projects and communities of World Cafe practitioners all over the world.

To co-create a cross-sector multi-generational international community of practice in order to increase our collective knowledge and contribute to the ongoing evolution of the World Cafe.
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?
http://www.weDialogue.com
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
I'm passionate about catalyzing the awe and transformational capacity of beauty and bringing an appreciative awareness of the natural world into our conversations, online and off.

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At 9:10pm on November 12, 2018, Zarko Palankov said…

Thanks!

At 7:15am on November 8, 2018, Michelle L.Jacobs said…

Thank you for such a warm welcome and the info too Amy :-)  I am hoping GD will open some proper time for me to share more here and offer gifts into the space. We are in the process of taking on a lot of new work right now and hope that flow and ease for this new space will be incorporated too - although it may be slow and over time, as we find out feet with the new work!

At 3:04pm on November 5, 2018, Daphne Cotton said…

Thanks Amy for your welcoming msg. Have just discovered this concept, think it will be perfect for a multi-agency event I am planning for Feb 2019 on how to best prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and thereby improve the health and wellbeing of our local community.  Best Daphne

At 3:16am on October 25, 2018, Martine Westerlund said…
Thanks so much Amy for the friend request and comment. I am really excited about it and will happily share how it goes with our Community Development World Café meetings. WE will have a platform 20 November
At 12:55pm on October 14, 2018, roberta reginato said…

Hi Amy, thank you for accepting my request. I'm a teacher in an Italian high school and I use WC with my students to devolope their soft skills for life. Hope to find some other teachers to talk with about didactic activities. 

CIAO!

Roberta

At 5:42pm on October 10, 2018, Mary Linda McKinney said…

Thanks, Amy!

At 7:51pm on September 24, 2018, Nami Ishihara said…

Thank you for your message! I'm excited about the possibility of the World Cafe format to foster communication among people of different cultures, because it seems to support intimate conversations where anyone can participate (not just those who are comfortable speaking in large groups). 


Sorry that I just missed signing up for the fundamentals course, but I hope I can take it next year. In the meantime, I hope to join these online conversations and practice hosting when I can.

Actually, it was "Kazu" (Katori-san) from IAF Japan, who introduced me to you and said I should get in touch. I participated in a "hybrid" World Cafe that he hosted last year at the IAF Asia Conference in Seoul, and really enjoyed it. 

I'm happy to join the World Cafe community!

At 5:31am on August 21, 2018, Vicente Sanabria said…

Hola Amy,  On Sept 18th we are hosting a WC for the caciques (leaders) in Chelsea, MA.  The focus is on re-engagement and expansion of partners.  Our shared goals are to reduce crime by 30% over 10 years (violent and property crimes have decreased by 37% between 2014 and 2017) and to increase the community's perception of safety.   We will have about 70 participants sitting among 13 tables.  Here are a couple of questions:

how do we incorporate 8 - 10 Spanish speakers into the Cafe?  We have translation equipment and how does the table moving work.  Is there a formula?  Or provide direction?  Lastly, you added an extra "n" to my name in your warm welcome.  It's Vicente and not ViNcente - it happens.  Peace,

Vicente

At 12:49pm on July 27, 2018, Paul Kimmerling said…

Hi Amy,  You asked about my use of WC in an academic setting. Great to hear from you. In a few weeks, a colleague and I hope to lead a world cafe to help a large group from a college in MA generate a set of guiding principles for curriculum redesign. I have nothing to share yet, but would be happy to do so once we're done! Paul

At 5:55am on June 29, 2018, Emanuele Lapierre-Fortin said…

thank you amy! 

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World Cafe New Logo Designer Gabriel Kurauchi Honored at Sao Paulo Gathering

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Here are some wonderful images of the World Cafe's new logo designer, Gabriel Kurauchi, being honored at the Sao Paulo gathering (where he was gratefully presented with a set of coffee cups with the new logo printed on them). The photos were taken by event co-organizer Marcela (Marxe) Urteaga.

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