August 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Testing and developing practices for creative engagement

''Living networks of conversation lie at the heart of our capacity as a human community to create the futures we want rather than being forced to live with the futures we get'' - Juanita Brown

 

John O'Brien and I have just produced a small booklet based on recent work together in England.. We have been conducting Conversations about building sustainable and inclusive communities and seeking to document local examples of adaptive responses to…

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Added by David Towell on August 21, 2011 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Conversations about inclusive & sustainable communities: Six practices -John O'Brien & David Towell

Yet another crisp and practical article by John O'Brien & David Towell. 

Download it now - read - enjoy - practice!

Six%20Practices%200.2.pdf

Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Who’s Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow - At the ROM - Opening August 20, 2011

Who’s Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow

 

A celebration of an artist’s triumph over perceptions of disability

 

(Toronto, Ontario – August 15, 2011)  Opening August 20, 2011, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Who's Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow. This intimate exhibition explores paintings by Snow, a quadriplegic artist and world leader on inclusion issues for people labeled as disabled. Who’s Drawing the Lines reveals how, through her unique way… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 15, 2011 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Cafe Mail - repost from ABCDinAction

This summer I a spent a week observing life in and around The Falling Rock

Cafe in Munising, Michigan. No, I did not receive a MacArthur Grant or other

fellowship for observing coffee shops, although if you know of any I would love

to apply. I was there visiting family. But I was struck by the communities

that have formed in and out of this little establishment.

The Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore is a sandwich/coffee shop/ice cream place

with a bookstore and…

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Added by Ron Dwyer-Voss on August 10, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Cup Mail

Reposted from ABCDinAction.ning.com

 

This summer I a spent a week observing life in and around The Falling Rock

Cafe in Munising, Michigan. No, I did not receive a MacArthur Grant or other

fellowship for observing coffee shops, although if you know of any I would love

to apply. I was there visiting family. But I was struck by the communities

that have formed in and out of this little establishment.

The Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore is a sandwich/coffee…

Continue

Added by Ron Dwyer-Voss on August 10, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments

The Freedom of Community

LeAnne Carey, and her mother Mary, will both tell you bluntly that they have just been given the gift of living. After ten years of residing in a nursing home, both are now experiencing the freedom of choice— both big and small—that many take for granted.

 

The Careys have pressed forward and overcome substantial obstacles in pursuit of making their life in a neighborhood a reality. Last month, they signed a lease on a new apartment,…

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Added by Inclusion Network on August 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Alive and Well In Detroit

Almost 5 years ago, Our Community included a story about Brother Al Mascia. Brother Al could often be found on the corner of Liberty and Vine Street speaking with neighbors of St. Francis Seraph Church.

 

He, along with Jim Murphy, cofounded the Canticle Café at the same corner. The Canticle Café is a gathering spot for people to get out of the cold in winter and the heat in summer. It is a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with others.

 

Brother Al…

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Added by Inclusion Network on August 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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