I tried to run the community mapping workshop on Wednesday, but had a very poor turnout. There are a few factors that affected turnout:
Researcher and outsider fatigue: The Christianian’s have been very generous with their time with me in general, but they are quite wary and bored with outsiders in general.
The newspaper: I missed the deadline for the community newspaper (by an hour or so) and this is is main way of communicating!
The weather: It was an unusually hot day, I saw a couple of people whom I hoped would attend sitting outside having a relaxing beer in the sun. (It was October, and people were able to sunbathe, I get it!)
Flier Fatigue: I made posters, I put them up in all of the strategic spots, like the post office, by the bathhouse, shop, everyday spots, but I’ll make more next time!
I’ve tried to put another ad in the paper on time, hopefully it will make it this time!