Tag Archives: culture change

What do we mean by resources?

I have been thinking a lot about resources lately. I have a particular moment that keeps coming to mind. Last year, I attended a workshop on community engagement. Someone from an organization, one I believe had just received government monies to t… Continue reading

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JUMP!

I recently had coffee with a staff member of non-profit organization here in Chicago. I was meeting her to get to know the organization – as I love the work it does and want to see if can contribute while I’m in the area. I asked a lot of question… Continue reading

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Resource-full: reconfiguring how we create in community

On Tuesday, I did what parents around the world tell their children not to do. I turned up at a parking lot and met up with a bunch of people I did not know, but had found through the internet. I even got in cars with them and drove to another sta… Continue reading

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The Great Work of Laughter….

I have a lot of topics I can think to write about, including: what is meant by ‘be the change you wish to see’; the relationship between law and creating cultures of integrity; deliberative ethics. Yet, somehow this week, I’m not moved to write ab… Continue reading

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The ‘soft’ side of activism: giving ourselves an advantage…

When I was working in social policy and employment, I would frequently be told or read that what ‘disadvantaged’ individuals need is more social capital and soft skills – sometimes soft skills fit under the umbrella of social capital. The point be… Continue reading

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The personal is political – and it is not always serving us well…

The other day I was in a coffee shop talking with an old friend about our personal demons. Demons – we all got ‘em. This friend also happens to be a social activist and a political science professor. It wasn’t long before our talk of the personal … Continue reading

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We have to trust….

“We have to trust that if we are acting with integrity, compassion, honesty and heart that the outcome will be the right one…” anonymous I’ve made this anonymous, but I know who said it. I’m saying this because I think it is important to point o… Continue reading

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