April 22, 2013
Global Holiday 'NeighborDay' 27 April 2013.
What we are doing:
Our definition of community is changing. It’s crazy how few of us know our neighbours: their names, their phone numbers, what they’re about. The explosion of online "social" networking has only made it easier to avoid face-to-face contact in the real world. What might we be missing? Collaborators, friends, emergency contacts, sugar? What does this mean for society? As Harvey Milk said, "If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods."
GOOD magazine (www.good.is) has decided to do something about it. So they've announced a new global holiday: 'NeighborDay' falling on the last Saturday in April (27th). Whether it's as simple as summoning the courage to ask the guy in flat 3B what his name is…again, or as ambitious as coordinating a full-fledged party replete with Notting Hill style sound system… let's take this as a timely reminder to not let our neighbours be strangers and to pick up where we left off last summer with the Jubilee.