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In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and foster healing. I learned early on that the words “family” and “parent” invisibly imply white. I saw no mothers who looked like me,...

Four Winning Models for Building Community Wealth

In this article, originally published on Next City, we are taken on a tour of the work of four "financial activists" opening up community-controlled pathways for shared wealth and local thriving.   If we’re ever going to have a just economy,...

How to Transform the Way You Experience Winter

As we enter the thick middle of winter, revisiting our relationship with this season can bring us back into a new kind of relationship with nature, ourselves, and community.   When I was a teenager, growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, my...

Murmurations: Moving from Punishment to Accountability

A note from adrienne maree brown: Kung Li Sun is an organizer who is always thinking of how to create radical collaborative spaces, from her Queer Fit radical health practice, to collective writing space, to the alternative history she’s...

Toolshare for Neighborhood Economics: Shopping & Business Directory

I would like to invite you along for a journey I've taken toward developing a tool I'm quite excited about for cultivating "community, economy, and mutual delight" (as coined years ago by community practitioners in and around Broadway United...

The Response: Resist & Build with Emily Kawano, Matthew Slaats and Edget Betru

The Response is a podcast produced by Shareable exploring how communities respond to disaster — from hurricanes to wildfires to reactionary politics and more. This episode features organizers stewarding the "Resist and Build" coalition and gatherings in the United...

Rethinking Thanksgiving: a Toolkit

As we begin to collectively acknowledge the harmful absence of indigenous perspectives in mainstream culture, we find ourselves at crossroads during celebrations and customs that have long served to hide indigenous realities. This toolkit, lifted up recently by People's...

Stories from the Garden: Growing Power, Connection in Indianapolis

In a recent article, LaTasha Boyd-Jones named the community-rooted, "multifaceted Kheprw Institute (KI)—a beacon of hope and transformation nestled in the heart of Indianapolis." Like life itself, Kheprw's portfolio of activity, relationship and impact is interdimensional, and a compelling example...

Democracy Through the Looking Glass

Angela Fell of Northern Heart & Soul, and one of the caretakers of the Neighbourhood Democracy Movement, spoke at the Democracy Summit, hosted by the Democracy Network in December 2022. Her talk explored what democracy might mean if our starting point...

What Thriving Communities Look Like With The Indigenous Environmental Network

The perspectives of Indigenous people are rarely included in mainstream conversations about sustainability, climate change, or community health, Jennifer Falcon of the Indigenous Environmental Network (EIN) explains in this powerful interview with Keenan Rhodes in the Climate Justice Alliance's...

100MLives: Trusting Communities to Author their Solutions

From its start in 2014 to its completion in 2020, the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) global movement fundamentally transformed the way the world thinks and acts about health, well-being, and equity. Grounded in trust, and interconnected in partnership...

Improving Health Equity through Asset Based Community Development

In May of 2023, a workbook was released on Improving Health Equity through ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) written by ABCD Institute Stewards Darryl Answer and Ron Dwyer-Voss. Available in both Spanish and English, this workbook can serve as a...

Disaster collectivism: How Communities Rise Together to Respond to Crises

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Judith Rodriguez was asleep in her home. Or rather, she was trying to sleep, but the sounds of the deadly storm blowing over the island woke her up. “That...

Who Do We Choose To Be? Meg Wheatley and Peter Block

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and structures of belonging.  This episode is the Abundant Community Conversation from August 2 where Amy Howton speaks with Meg Wheatley and Peter Block about the new edition of Meg’s...

From Bayanihan to Talkoot: Communal Work Practices from Around the World

For all of human history, societies have depended on communal work to sustain themselves into the (often unpredictable) future. However, at a certain point, that all changed. Market forces took over, and communal projects ceased to have the same...

Why Intergenerational Thinking Is Essential to Heal the Planet

In the state of Meghalaya in northeast India, ingenious elders from the Khasi community spent decades, even centuries, building living root bridges known locally as jingkieng jri. The bridges were shaped by pulling and intertwining the aerial roots of the rubber fig tree...

Rev. Ben McBride: The Slow Practice of Belonging

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging.  Your host is Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp. In this episode, Joey Taylor and Rabbi Terlinchamp speak with Reverend Ben McBride. About...

Community Ownership in Practice

This recent discussion, hosted by Shareable, Resist & Build’s SE Narrative Circle, the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network, and the New Economy Coalition, offers inspiring examples of what community-ownership can look like in practice in our communities.   Imaginal Cells of the...

Power is Bond

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. In this episode, Common Good partnered with April Doner and the Abundant Community to speak with Yuki Jackson.   Yuki Jackson...

Start with What You Have, Where You Are: The Kheprw Story

"Growing community is like growing food. It's a lot of work. You gotta till the soil. You gotta plant the seeds. You gotta have the right weather conditions. Community is just like that. You start with what you have...

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In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and...