… debrief in Buffalo …

… what we heard …

"Honest, intentional, direct communication."

"Trust, courage, openness."

"We want to acknowledge bringing up hurts and conflict as an act of community building."

"Ask questions rather than make accusations; come to understandings and grow/move forward."

"Forgive ourselves."

"Taking responsibility for actions and approaching conversations as building and growing opportunities."

… what was written down …

- Trauma

- Questions and accusations

- Responsibility

- Accountability and compassion to oneself

- Accepting our limitations (Growing edge)

- Communication as an act of community

- Silence

- Forgiveness