You’re probably already following Heather Cox Richardson’s public FB page, but if not, we encourage you to do so.
You can access Heather’s daily writings directly here.
Know that our Facebook group is a natural spinoff to Heather’s writings, but we are NOT affiliated with her.
MEMBERSHIP ACCEPTANCE is dependent on READING this ABOUT section and also our RULES, and then ANSWERING THREE QUESTIONS, to ensure you are in the right place and that you are not a bot.
An automated process will leave you ‘pending’ if you miss a question. You may reach out via messenger, but note a response could be delayed.
ONCE YOU ARE A MEMBER you may submit a post at any time. Please note only the best posts are approved. We value quality over quantity. This is a place to slow down and dive in, not scan and scroll.
We will be reviewing posts and comments on an irregular but frequent basis. Disruptive, disrespectful, rude and/or violent comments will be deleted, and can if repeated or egregious enough result in you being permanently blocked from the group.
We strongly encourage that you invite your friends to the group, but please do so with consideration and discrimination. We ask that you be somewhat confident they will read and be in accord with the group’s description, purposes and rules.
Please encourage your friends to answer all three questions, which makes for easier administration. This will also direct them to the necessary reads.
Group Rules, this About section, and our Posting and Commenting Guidelines are now all collected together in one place- https://www.unofficialhcr.com/
Here are some other important things to know about this group.
✅ We have posting guidelines that are strictly enforced, and we will continually remind you to read them. In fact, we highly recommend you read the guidelines and then observe the feed for a while, prior to creating your first post. https://www.unofficialhcr.com/
✅ Our aim is to curate new posts that will add to our understanding, which raises the bar here considerably.
✅ This is NOT a place to commiserate or vent.
✅ If the above sounds like a breath of fresh air to you – you’re our sort of people. 😊
✅ You are more than welcome to comment, learn, and take full advantage of the many resources we have and ARE, collectively. For as long as you wish, and for as long as you, you guessed it, stick to our guidelines. 🤓
✅ We believe that learning alone is not enough, that we must also engage and interact with each other in some better, deeper and more informed ways. We hope you share our belief.
As Prof. Richardson often says, we need to have all our voices heard. Accordingly, we aim for regular posts and interactions that are intended to inspire you to do just that: learn how to use your voice and take action to effect the changes you’d like to see in our country.
We sincerely hope you will engage.
Thank you for reading, and we hope to welcome you. 🙏🏽