White Theft in Neighborhood Development

In this conversation, Craig Mattson and The Learning Tree co-founder De’Amon Harges explore the ways in which problem of theft looms on the edge of partnerships between various sectors and neighborhood organizations.

Craig and De’Amon discuss ways to avoid this theft and build more trusting, sustainable and equitable partnerships.



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About the Lead Author

DeAmon Harges
DeAmon Harges is one of eight most influential neighborhood organizers on the ground, says the Kettering Foundation. The original “Roving Listener” as a neighbor and staff member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, DeAmon’s special talent is to bring neighbors and institutions together to discover the power of being a good neighbor. He characterizes his work in general as the practice of “deep listening” and “positive deviance” from the typical models of neighborhood organizing. Read more about DeAmon and his work at The Learning Tree and the ABCD Institute website.

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