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Planet Shifter: Resilience Circles Interview by Willi Paul

“Resilience Circles” – Interview with Sarah Byrnes, Co-Director of New Economy Transition (NET) New England by Willi Paul, Media Read the full interview here. ********* Willi: Are Circles becoming a ritual for some? Sarah: I haven’t heard it put this way! But I’m sure some folks would resonate with this language. * * * […]

Resilience Circle Stories

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.

The Story of Change

The Post Carbon Institute and

The Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world. Their website features an array of resources for community resilience, including a map of local groups such as Resilience Circles. Add your group to the map! Click here.

What is An Affinity Group?

Download as a PDF What is an Affinity Group? An affinity group is a small group of people who support each other and work together to change the world. Social activism can be tough work. Acting alone, we may feel powerless to create real change. An affinity group can provide practical support as well as […]

Five Tips for Forming an Affinity Group

Download as a PDF 1. Start where you are. Can you think of five people who might want to form an affinity group? Congratulations, you’re half-way there! Bring those five folks together for dinner to talk about reaching five more. Can you think of three, or just one? That’s okay! Do the same thing – […]

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.

Resources for Affinity Groups

What is an Affinity Group? (One-Pager) 5 Tips for Forming an Affinity Group A Guide for Your First Meeting (PDF) Direct Action Roles for Affinity Groups Using Consensus Decision-Making, from War Resisters’ International Facilitation Tips Small Groups in Larger Group Structures: How Small Groups Can Power Big Change, by Sarah Byrnes, YES! Magazine Globalize Liberation: 5 […]

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?