Axiom News gathered 25 creative local change-makers for three lunch conversations in late January, to explore a new media-making, learning and community-building project: The Peterborough Dialogues.
The third day's group found kindred spirits and deep connection among people whose main interests are as varied as environmental education, local business, anti-poverty work, storytelling and local food. Here are some of the reactions to that day. Videos from the first two days are here and here.
The Peterborough Dialogues are just weeks away from public launch. To stay up to date, join the mailing list at peterboroughdialogues.ca.
Pre-launch gathering for Peterborough Dialogues surfaces key energy point
Tuesday February 3, 2015
In the sun-dappled room of an unlikely Peterborough building, a small group of smart and caring residents laughed and cried and spoke with passion as they explored what it could mean for our city to be a “local, living oasis in a global storm of shifting sands.”
A dynamic group of guests involved in creative community-building work of all kinds joined Axiom News for three lunches from Jan. 21-23, 2015 to explore a new change-making project — The Peterborough Dialogues.
Here's some of the energy and insight from the second day.
25 guests with deep history in creative citizen and organizational leadership joined Axiom News for three lunches from Jan. 21-23, 2015 to explore a new community change-making project — The Peterborough Dialogues.
New model for supporting local, community-based stories that are life-giving, generative is off to a positive start
Monday January 19, 2015
The New Scoop team recently took time to reflect as well as thank all those who have helped launch the news initiative in Calgary.
Officially live for about 14 weeks, New Scoop has been a rapid experiment in surfacing, supporting and circulating local, community-based stories that are life-giving and generative. Early feedback has been encouraging.
Merced County human services agency in California is alive with purpose, creativity and compassion
Thursday December 4, 2014
“I think one of the things that people miss is making a difference, is having a purpose in life,” says Ana Pagan. “So from day one when you walk in here we give you a purpose and you get acknowledged for that.”
To create a different outcome, we need a different ownership design
Wednesday December 3, 2014
In her 20 years of publishing about socially-responsible business and investing, author and new economy thought leader Marjorie Kelly has seen too often how well-meaning business people seeking to “do good things” find the ownership design of the business working against their intentions. This is especially the case with publicly traded companies.
Team blends community conversations, media-making to heighten possibilities for connection, change and learning
Wednesday November 26, 2014
Entrepreneurs may be the new celebrities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, if the buzz that’s surrounding them these days is any indication. An event in November to launch 10 “baby” enterprises that had been carefully nurtured for three months prior drew 900 community members. This is a city that typically only sees that kind of crowd at a college football game or celebrity music concert.
Community development that’s long-term, informal, unpredictable and alive
Tuesday November 18, 2014
“I'm incredibly energized by the power of simple things,” Evangeline Hammond says. “ Soccer programs. Potlucks. Just sharing food.”
She’s not talking hypothetically. She's talking about the messy, hands-on, practical form of community development she and her roommates live every day, as the creators and residents of a community house called Casapluma.