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October 8, 2020

A Growing Democracy Project

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The Growing Democracy Project is a cultural and political program for developing a legion of everyday citizens who can generate enough collective power to make democracy the dominant political force in our country. The strategy is to produce persistent and effective citizen action to solve shared problems at all levels of our society. The means is continuous development of participants’ “habits of the heart” and skillful means.

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April 15, 2020

Beyond the Usual

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We are living in the unusual, and we don't know what that means. Maybe, all bets are off. Whatever, we will need to rethink a lot.

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January 20, 2020

In Praise of Ella Josephine Baker and Barbara Ransby

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The New York Times is making a sincere and fairly effective effort to correct its serious missed-recognition of events and people (mostly women and people of color). One example of this is the publication of an Op-Ed piece about Ella Baker, a black woman who played as major a role in the Black Freedom Movement throughout the mid-20th century, including the Civil Rights Movement, as anyone. Her biographer, Barbara Ransby, beautifully captures the heart, mind, soul, and hands of Baker’s work in 1250 words.

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August 3, 2019

RE: Polarization 4

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What do Americans call home?

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June 26, 2019

RE: Polarization: 3

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Black Live Matter Activist and Tea Party organizer discuss politics

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June 19, 2019

RE: Polarization 2

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A conservative organization is focused on depolarizing political conversations.

June 7, 2019

RE: Polarization 1

December 3, 2017

Trauma and Social Change

August 28, 2017

Shame & Shaming

June 18, 2017

We Need New Stories

January 20, 2017

Helping Groups Thrive

January 12, 2017

Overcoming Polarization

December 27, 2016

What We Need Is Some Culture