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- Associating Associations: The Power of ConveningWhile many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.
- Visionary Leadership in Community BuildingHow do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.
- Restorative PracticesHow using the principles and practices of restorative justice builds capacity in communities and, in effect, gets justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods.
- A New Paradigm for Responding to Athletics and Sportsmanship ViolationsA story showing how restorative practices were an effective way to deal with off-field misconduct by student-athletes in a Power Five football program.
- You Don't Need to Start Another MovementMovements are a powerful response to the corporate, technological, militaristic and ideological forces that are harmful to life. Yours would benefit from your peaceful presence and wholehearted participation.
- Institutional PrecipitationInstitutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.
- Organizing the UnorganizablesThe leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.
- Life after FIXVancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.
- Principles for Organizing the UnorganizablesAnn Livingston, pioneer in the movement to eliminate harms associated with drug use, shared her principles for organizing in a recent conversation with John and Peter.
- How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local CommunityTranscription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues […]
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- Rent Control Campaign in California Is Taken to the Streets April 12, 2018SACRAMENTO — How do you get a landlord to endorse a proposal to limit rent increases? Yong Her, a 39-year-old bookkeeper, was one of 40 or so organizers who considered the question on a recent afternoon. The group had gathered in a conference room here to discuss strategies for getting people of various backgrounds, incomes […]Omar Medina
- Passing the torch April 8, 2018By Loretta Carpio Carr | Voices of the New Majority — In the late 1960’s the world was in turmoil, much as it is today. American’s youth propelled the anti-war movement, marched for civil rights and women’s rights, and formed groups that sought to establish unity and self-determination. One such group was MEChA, Movimiento Estudiantil […]Omar Medina
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