On Thanksgiving, Max Schupbach, director of the Deep Democracy Institute in Portland, Oregon, emailed me from Africa.
hi and love from intense Nairobi. In case you are interested and think this could be a good idea, ellen and I could facilitate an open forum on Sunday night April 10th in Los Alamos. In case you and your team think this would be a good direction, we will help with setting it up.
Here is the conditions under which we work
a) we are responsible for the facilitation, all facilitation questions including possible additional team members, etc. are in our court
b) we help you with writing a public invitation that we can send out
c) we advise in terms of brief open statement speakers
d) we co-sponsor the event with our logo, so that your organization and ddi are organizing partners, which will give it more impact.
if you feel this is a fun arrangement, we are into it, but we also soooo understand if at this point, the whole project has a history where this is no longer possible or does add value, in which case we are equally thrilled to drop it and support you just spiritually.
Please answer me personally and I would like to finish this up between you and me so that we have a consensus, with copying others into this email. It will take less energy.
sending lots of love
We accepted his proposal at once and are now working out the details, which include getting the incorporation process completed.