Archive for Redwood City

Redwood City Resilience Circle Joins Fight Against Prison Expansion

The Redwood City Resilience Circle joined other local groups in opposing the construction of a new jail in San Mateo. Read more about this effort here. See their letter below. Submitted to Please include our group on the list of public endorsements for your letter to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors found […]

Corporations Are Not People! Bank of America Showdown, Redwood City, CA

If corporations are people, can they get married? The Mid-Peninsula America Dream Council sponsored this creative direct action with members of the Redwood City Resilience Circle.

Resilience Circles arrive at St. Martin of Tours in San Jose, California

On Monday evening, April 30, members of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in San Jose gathered for Session One of the Resilience Circle curriculum. The event marked the first Resilience Circle to convene in a Catholic church. Welcome aboard, St. Martin’s! May your leadership inspire others! The story of St. Martin’s begins with their Peace […]

Increasing The Ratio of Love per Square Foot: Building a Tiny House

Two Redwood City Resilience Circle members have taken a tremendous step toward sustainable and resilient living. They are building and will soon live in a tiny (120 square foot) house! On their blog, Candace and Aaron explain: “We have engaged with the community on [climate change, resource depletion, health, and social and economic insecurity]… We have […]

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.

April 30 – San Jose CA Introductory Session

Join us for an introduction to Resilience Circles! Come learn more about this approach for building community during tough times. Monday, April 30, 2012, 7:00 PM The Bailey House St. Martin of Tours Parish 200 O’Connor Drive San Jose, CA 95128 Google Maps A message from facilitator Thomas Atwood: On April 30th, we’ll share […]

Small Group Organizing and Coalition Building

By Thomas Atwood, Resilience Circle Facilitator Our resilience circle at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City has supported the American Dream campaign since we first learned that the RC National Network was a sponsor in August of last year. We hosted house parties that joined with roughly 22,000 other Americans to develop the priorities that eventually became the Contract […]

Resilience Circles & Occupy Wall Street

Resilience Circle facilitators Aaron Castle and Candace Anderson produced this video at Occupy Palo Alto, asking people: “What does Occupy Wall Street mean to you?”

Facing Economic Insecurity Together

“What are the economic signs of the times?” the facilitator asks at our Intro Session. The room erupts with a familiar narrative. Small businesses are closing. Lots of folks don’t have health insurance, and six of them here in the room…

A “Consumer Fast,” by Kitty Bownass

How has it been to spend less money? My very first feeling was one of relief! I do not have to keep alert to ads for things to buy!