Important Note: We will be meeting at a new library branch for July's Meetup! We will be at the Columbus Metropolitan Library- Northern Lights Branch located on Cleveland Ave. The Meetup wil be in Meeting Rooms 1,2 and 3. Signs will be located outside to designate where they are located! Ample parking in the parking lot.
What will the Meetup include?
When a pandemic strikes and people begin dying, there are often too few resources to save everyone. How do you determine who should live and who should die? Perhaps you save the youngest. Or the sickest. Maybe you just put all the names in a hat and pick at random. Above all, who should make these decisions? This is more than just hypothetical. During Hurricane Katrina, the levies broke and one New Orleans hospital was faced with this very question after the hospital lost power, flood levels rose, means of evacuation were scarce, and there was no protocol for deciding who survives and who dies. Join us at our July Chapter Meetup to engage in round table discussions and deep contemplation of which values are most important in guiding decisions about how to allocate scarce healthcare resources during a crisis. This discussion will help you develop a rich understanding of how issues and policies can affect people differently and might someday save your life or the life of a loved one.
July Giveaway:July is National UV Safety Month! We are raising awareness about skin cancer as well as promoting sun safety during the hot months ahead. Did you know skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? Many may think "it's just skin cancer", but your skin is the largest organ of your body. Over two million skin cancer cases are diagnosed annually, and one person dies of melanoma every hour. Join us at our July Meetup, where we will be giving away two summer buckets filled with preventative items and helpful tips.
-ACCOUNTABILITY SUPPORT: Come to the Meetup to work on your personal commitments. Share your promise with your small table of five and get feedback in a supportive environment.
- UNIFIED PROMISE: Come to the Meetup to learn more about our Unified Promise for July
-SNACKS & BEVERAGES: As always, we will be providing snacks and drinks.
The Library has a large parking lot with free spots. Ample parking is available on site!
Chapters are a volunteer-driven community effort that need committed people like you. Together, members in the Chapter identify and assess needs in their community and design impactful promises to meet those needs. It can be something as simple as committing to a certain number of hours cleaning up a neighborhood park, to volunteering to help a local nonprofit’s ongoing efforts, to larger projects like establishing a mentor/tutor program to support children/students in need or establishing a self-sustaining program to help fund a homeless shelter.
For the latest information on the Columbus Chapter, please visit http://columbus.becauseisaidiwould.com/
Because I said I would is a 501c3 non-profit. Our mission is to strengthen humanity’s will. Because I said I would encourages and supports making and keeping promises to end suffering, establish peace and build happiness. We created the Promise Card to help hold people accountable to their commitments. Please join us as we change Columbus and the world for the better!
Please feel free to post your questions to the Columbus Chapter page!
Attendees to Chapter Meetups must be 18 years or older.