In a small discussion meeting on October 24, Futures met to discuss what it means to feel emotionally and physically safe. We began by looking introspectively, writing down what preparations or precautions we each take at before going out for the night, on a weekend and in general.
October 10 Futures led a large group discussion on Nationalism in the US and worldwide. During the meeting we discussed the origins of the words “Nationalism” and “Patriotism” and how the meanings of the words have diverged. We talked about how Nationalism and Patriotism manifests themselves and how it affect us individually and societally.
The meeting on exercise and mental/physical health touched on the fact that there may be barriers in the way when it comes to being able to exercise, however it’s still important to get active. We discussed benefits to mental and physical aspects of an individual due to exercise as well as detriments due to not exercising.
The first Futures meeting of the semester! We were excited to get the ball running on another semester promoting youth empowerment and social change. It was great to welcome new faces, and catch up with those of you who keep coming back.