So while whites surely need to find among themselves a whites-only role for ending racism, there is also a benefit to blacks and whites finding a collective purpose in addressing racism. Sebastian Junger’s recent book, Tribe, is about the power of collective purpose to not only transcend limitations like race, but to heal trauma.
The Third Voice: live-audience community-change interview show kicks off Oct. 7 at Lydia’s on Ludlow
The Third Voice is a live-audience interview show that explores grass-roots community building you won't find in any mainstream media.
What’s even more unlikely is that the Collaborative will take on many of these issues -- difficult questions that have been controversial and highly-debated for generations -- when there are so many other ways to make a difference more directly.
In a series of videos on topics ranging from tax and criminal justice policy to support for public education and unions, Ms. Dillingham and her speakers argue that successfully addressing poverty requires systemic policy change -- the kind of change they fear won't be tackled by the Mayor's Child Poverty Collaborative.
Reflections on the Child Poverty Summit: What the Collaborative Got Right, and How to Improve the Process
Despite the excellent design and execution of the June 25th summit, collaborative leaders should not use the next summit to announce their recommendations. Taking such a big leap (from problem identification to offering solutions) would invariably beg some deep questions and be a serious mistake. At least three key steps seem to be missing from the Collaborative’s process...
Thanks to Lynn Marmer for responding thoughtfully to our article. The Collaborative is truly listening to the community regarding all aspects of this critical process--even our wonky suggestions about the process of community engagement.
With little money but big commitment to community, Urban Appalachians tell stories about how their mutual support systems help them thrive despite poverty.
Juneteenth, therefore, asks people to learn and think critically: to remember the past, question the present, and define their own future. This year Black Cowboys, civil war re-enactors, and Buffalo Soldiers will all contribute to this process of learning and reflection.