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“People are so busy and over-committed, but meeting in a home with friends and food to talk informally – that can really be a game-changer.”
Loneliness is as strong as smoking or alcohol abuse as an indicator of premature mortality. When Lisa Cook found she had no one to help her put her cat down, she decided to act.
TELLING THE NEW STORY Facing the Future, Building Hope: Concrete Tools for Community Resilience Sunday July 7 through Sunday July 14, 2013 World Fellowship Conference Center White Mountains near Conway, New Hampshire Come for the week! Or come for a couple of days! Join a group of fun and engaged activists for the joy of [...]
Thursday, June 6 10:30 – 12:00 Workshop: Introduction to Transition, with Tina Clarke & Paul LeVasseur 3:45 – 5:15 Workshop: Transition Across Race & Class, with Carlos Espinoza-Toro & Orion Kriegman 7:00 – Transition Gathering, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street Friday, June 7 8:30 – 10:00 Transition Plenary, featuring Tina Clarke, Gus Speth & Chuck Collins [...]
Watch Resilience Circle facilitator Lisa Cook’s excellent TEDx Talk! Lisa talks about the increasing problem of American loneliness and isolation, including her own personal story. Around 6:40 into the video, she talks about how Circles can help folks create community.
In the coming months, we’ll be looking for input about what defines “community resilience.” What indicators would you use to measure it? How close is your community to achieving it? If you have thoughts about this question, please post them in the comments here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the month of May, join thousands of people across the US taking action to rise to the challenge of food, water, and energy independence. Thousands of landscapes and homes will be transformed, retrofitted and revitalized as part of the Transition Challenge. Thousands of us will take to the streets, the garden, schoolyard, home, apartment [...]
Join us on May 10, 2013 for an Introductory Session! Justice In the Body 47 Portland Street, second floor Portland, ME 04103 Friday May 10th, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm Group will choose time/day of the week for seven session program starting sometime in June. I will send an update when that is decided. People [...]
Interested in joining a Resilience Circle? Come find out how you can become part of a growing movement! When: First & Third Thursdays of the month from 6pm to 8pm (New members welcome anytime. Just show up!) Where: Grassroots Solutions, 57239 N. Main Ave #4 (Entrance in rear), Three Rivers, MI 49093 Contact Matthew Mosher for more information, email@example.com [...]
Damon Gitelman started one of the first Resilience Circles in the Denver area. He facilitated a group starting in 2010. “I loved the curriculum, and loved the folks,” he says. “We learned so much from each other.” One of the hardest lessons, says Damon, was asking for help. “The mutual aid session [Session 5] was [...]