Events

John and Peter host periodic free conversations with social innovators on how they are working to create change in the world in local economies, education, health care and other domains of community life advancing the common good.

Join Dr. Deborah Puntenney, Peter Block, John McKnight and other social innovators in this Abundant Community Conversation.

Moving beyond the traditional definition of community, Deborah will speak about her work applying asset-based community development principles with the Rochester Area Foundation in order to address the social determinants of health.

Deborah was a colleague of John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University for 25 years, and contributed broadly to the institute’s community-building research. In addition to authoring many of the institute’s publications, she has extensive experience working directly with community groups designing community-based participatory research projects, and partnering with them on the implementation of those efforts. Her research has taken her beyond the traditional definition of community, exploring the application of asset-based community development principles to nonprofit and philanthropic settings, as well as to specific areas of interest, including aging and health. Retired from the faculty at Northwestern in 2017, Deborah continues her work as an independent consultant, working primarily on projects in Rochester, NY. The Neighborhood Health Status Improvement Initiative, funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, invites grantee communities to organize around the social determinants of health using an asset-based community development approach. Each community works from the grassroots to build a local health improvement plan that encompasses the physical, social, and economic determinants of health.

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The new format for 2020 includes opportunities to engage with other participants and John, Peter and their guests. An interactive chat box also offers space to comment on the conversation, ask questions and share information with one another. You can also use the comment form on this website or go to the Abundant Community Facebook page to post any questions and insights you would like to share in advance.

It’s easy to participate after you register and download the Zoom software. If you can’t listen live, the conversations are archived for viewing or downloading later.

 

Common Good Collective: Abundant Community Conversations with John and Peter

The new format for 2020 includes opportunities to engage with other participants and John, Peter and their guests. An interactive chat box also offers space to comment on the conversation, ask questions and share information with one another. You can also use the comment form on this website or go to the Abundant Community Facebook page to post any questions and insights you would like to share in advance.

It’s easy to participate after you register and download the Zoom software. If you can’t listen live, the conversations are archived for viewing or downloading later.

 

Common Good Collective: Abundant Community Conversations with John and Peter

The new format for 2020 includes opportunities to engage with other participants and John, Peter and their guests. An interactive chat box also offers space to comment on the conversation, ask questions and share information with one another. You can also use the comment form on this website or go to the Abundant Community Facebook page to post any questions and insights you would like to share in advance.

It’s easy to participate after you register and download the Zoom software. If you can’t listen live, the conversations are archived for viewing or downloading later.

 

Next Conversation

Tuesday, September 22nd, at 1 pm Eastern, with Darryl and Stephanie Answer.

Adventures in Neighborhood Caring

Rev. Darryl Answer & Stephanie Answer

For insight on how build neighborhoods, be welcoming, and connect to strangers, Darryl and Stephanie Answer are a unique source. Learn about what they are doing in our conversation on September 22; they have an answer.

 

How to Register

You must register in advance for the Common Good Collective Abundant Community Conversations with John and Peter.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

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After registering, you will be able to join the conversation from your desktop, tablet or smartphone. For more detailed instructions on participating online, see the Zoom Help Center. 

We will stream a moderated showing of the Conversation on the Abundant Community Facebook page a few days afterward. If you can’t join us live, you can see it on Facebook or in our archive here 

Earlier Conversations

The Neighborhood Is the Center

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John and Peter Conversation with Eve Pearlman In partnership with the Common Good Collective ~ March 3, 2020 About every six weeks for the last six...

A Prophetic Voice for Economic and Social Justice

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John and Peter Conversation with Damon Lynch III In partnership with Common Good Collective ~ February 5, 2020 About every six weeks for the last six...