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Grammar of Social Change

In this Tedx talk, Dave Oswold Mitchell describes how he and others developed Beautiful Trouble. What is the grammar of social change, they asked. What are the basic units of change? Tactics were the verbs of the language (like a sit-in or flash-mob). Then principles, theories and case studies. “Activism is about problem solving. It’s […]

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Boulder’s Local Power Struggle

Local Power—David and Goliath. At stake is a highly-visible attempt of a local community to determine its own future for power. Mostly local, renewable power. At stake: can any U.S. community shift from abetting the climate change disaster to creating a solution. A couple of years ago, citizens of Boulder, Colorado, took on the snail’s pace of […]

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Today’s Agenda

              Welcome, Review agenda Approve minutes from last meeting  Session One People to rescue Hungry to feed Frail to care for Sick to heal Diseases to cure   Children to watch over Young to teach Lamps to light Paths to discover   Poisons to ban Air to clean Forests […]

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Heroes Next Door

Every year since 2007, CNN has highlighted people making a difference in their corner of the world. In this story, after losing his son, Emilio, to cancer in 2000, Richard Nares began a program called “Ride with Emilio” to provide low-income child cancer patients with transportation.

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