EVENTS




Community: Programs and Policies
Join us for this national gathering
June 23-26, 2014
Kitchener, Ontario 

Join ABCD faculty members Peter Block, Paul Born, Al Etmanski and John McKnight along with Vickie Cammack and Sherri Torjman for this national community building gathering. This gathering will welcome community builders from a diversity of sectors and our learning will be guided by lead thinkers, authors, and activists on the topic of exploring the programs and policies that deepen community.

Together, we will explore the emerging patterns, innovative programs and policy priorities that are needed to establish a supportive environment for citizen-led community change and can serve as a catalyst for system-wide innovation.

For more information on this and other Tamarack events, click here.




Talkshoe Conversation with John McKnight  and Peter Block

May 13, 2014 ~ 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Conversation with John and Peter: Putting Technology to Work in Building Community


Free conversation with John and Peter with special guest Ed Everett, former city manager and now city strategist at nextdoor.com. John, Peter and Ed will talk for about a half hour on how technology and social media can bring neighbors closer together and strengthen community ties. Then they’ll open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around.

It's easy to listen and participate. If you can’t listen live, the conversation will be archived for listening or downloading later.


To listen to this and other past conversations, click here.


Also on Talkshoe...
Innovative Funding for Citizen-Initiated Change

"Innovative Funding for Citizen-Initiated Change," John and Peter's April 1 conversation on how funding organizations and institutions support neighborhoods where everyday people can individually and together as community builders and change-makers. Their special guest is ABCD faculty member Janis Foster Richardson, executive director of Grassroots Grantmakers, a nationwide network of people, organizations and institutions leading citizen-driven community change. 

To listen to this and other past conversations, click here.


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