In the two months since the election I’ve been inundated with calls asking how folks can move their friends and neighbors to action. Their questions all come down to one simple ask: What’s it going to take to make change? These are some of my favorite conversations to have, and to them well we often need to set aside an hour or more to really dive into the power dynamics, social/political context, and peo
In this political moment, we need time, space and new tools to help us find ways forward. Now, more than ever, we need new ways to see and do. I love the Innovator’s Compass. Check out our Passion Project interview with founder and creator, Ela Ben-Ur.
“When you were 15, what would you have said to your teachers about racism?” This was the question I found myself pondering on a recent afternoon in the basement meeting room of Lewiston Public High School listening to a racial justice presentation from a group of strong, and inspiring young women from the 21st Century after-school program preparing for a workshop with their teachers. These women were about to stand i
You’ve been in those rooms, we all have. The ones where folks say “Wow we really need to do something about housing/gentrification in X city”. The lack of concrete follow-up – ANY concrete ideas on how that’s going to happen is like nails on a chalkboard to me. A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being in a room (newly remodeled and cooperatively owned) where that line was followed up, not by more head nodding