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Small groups of 8 – 15 people can form Resilience Circles for learning, mutual aid and social action. Circles are a great way to form community, build resilience, and have fun!

Webinar – Resilience Circles 101: Small Groups for Learning, Mutual Aid, and Social Action

Join us on November 18, 2014, at 1pm ET.

Get Small to Go Big: How Howard County MD Launched a Transition Initiative

“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.”

How to Win Friends and Influence the New Economy

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.

What if we all enjoyed meaningful social connections?

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.

Time to Form an Affinity Group

Imagine six months from now a social movement that no longer waits for elected politicians to lead and engages in direct action against the fossil fuel industry and their lobbying power. ~ By Chuck Collins

How to Build the “New Economy” in Your Community

While there are many paths, it’s clear that we all need to be on one, not just “experts” or leaders. Everyone has something to contribute to the new economy, and every contribution is essential.

How Small Groups Can Power Big Change: It’s Time to Form an Affinity Group

An affinity group is a small group of people who support each other and work together to change the world.

How Many Circles Does it Take to Make a Community?

By Dave Pollard – What would happen if each of us were to call up, out of the blue, our immediate neighbours (whether we know them or not), and gauge whether there is sufficient interest among them to self-organize a Resilience Circle?

The 99% Spring Is Here!

Across the country Resilience Circles are hosting 99% Spring trainings to share stories about the economy, learn the history of nonviolent direct action, and connect with local campaigns to bring about change.