A citizen-led gathering models and invites better ways for citizens to gather
Tuesday November 24, 2015
PETERBOROUGH - What if we could change the way the community gathers to discuss and decide what matters? That was the intriguing invitation that brought more than 40 citizens of Peterborough, Ontario together earlier this month for a two-hour participatory evening called “Citizenship Unleashed.”
Gathering on arts-based community tools weaves new, deep possibilities
Friday November 6, 2015
A creative brainstorm about new possibilities for reducing poverty in Alberta drew its inspiration from brightly coloured paint blots. Participants were shocked by the depth and vitality of the conversation as a result of weaving the arts into community development work in this way.
Beautiful language is surfacing worldwide for a preferred new economy upon which to build society. Gift economy; sacred economy; sharing economy; local, living economy; and compassionate economy are among the exciting and promising newer words and concepts.
Initiative to accelerate and bloom Generative Journalism and the New Narrative Arts lands on clarifying question
Thursday October 29, 2015
As things continue to move forward around accelerating and blooming Generative Journalism and the New Narrative Arts, a conversation amongst a core team yesterday ran into the prickly question of how much energy to put into engaging those with diverse worldviews.
Gathering centred on how communities, journalists can thrive together igniting new connections, possibilities
Wednesday October 21, 2015
An energy for discovering and bringing to life journalism’s deeper promise is still pulsing days after a gathering in Portland, Oregon, inspiring participants to new connections and possibilities.
“My hope has been renewed,” says Renee Mitchell, admitting she had long bought into the pessimist view that journalism was basically a dying industry, gasping for its last breath, which "deeply saddened her."
“But I now recognize that what is bubbling up in the void between what was and what is coming is not new journalism but next journalism, where the possibilities are endless on how to use technology to tell stories that build, empower and inspire community. That's what’s so exciting for me."
Northern B.C. islands on a discovery path of what it looks like to cultivate grassroots leadership
Friday October 9, 2015
A place on the Masset Village shoreline that resident Joan Ewson took the lead in getting cleaned up several weeks ago is still litter-free. She’s so energized by this and how it happened that she’s about ready to tackle the rest of the shoreline.