Here is the link for a 9 minute youtube clip on Carly's Journey with Autism. A beacon of possibility...
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Those who have met DeAmon Harges are very fortunate - so they do not need anything but a gentle reminder to recall the incredible gifts of DeAmon as a "roving listener". This approach (developed by DeAmon) is conversational community organizing - and has enormous power and capacity.
If you don't know about it yet - it would be a great time to invite DeAmon for a visit.
Added by Jack Pearpoint on November 13, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments
We were just at the Scottish Institute in West Kilbride, and among the wonderful encounters, we met Albi Taylor - who told us the back story about her son Jack - who we had been 'hanging with' for three days. (He is a delightful and seriously talented teenager). Albi was driving us to the Glasgow rail station, telling her story. We literally stopped the car and said: "Tell it again" - and we turned on the camera. It is a total of 21 minutes - and Albi says you need to see it all, and she…Continue
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Most of you will know of ABCD (Asset Based Community Development); some of you will know of 'the Roving Listener'; a smaller number will have met De'Amon Harges - so here is your opportunity.
De'Amon is now offering workshops and is available. He is a remarkable inspiration - a great teacher and presenter. So if you are looking for a new twist, or a way to renew - think about De'Amon - the Roving Listener. …Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 26, 2011 at 5:36am — No Comments
There are a few more spaces for our Toronto PATH & MAPS course. Already we have delightful diversity - but you could add yourself to the mix. Join us. The flier and registration form are attached. If you have questions - call or write Cathy Hollands - email@example.com. We hope to see you in Nov.
Jack & Lynda…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Courtesy of Peter Gilli, we have some 'audio' of some bits and pieces from Summer Institutes. As novice in the area - I'm going to attempt to 'post' one segment - to see if it works - to see if you like it. It's a 'prototype'.
Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 1, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Yet another crisp and practical article by John O'Brien & David Towell.
Download it now - read - enjoy - practice!
Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
You heard me right. Boxers. And they came because Savoy Howe made a PATH many years ago - and had a vision of a Women's boxing gym.
Now it's real, and Savoy and her boxers…Continue
One of the greatest 'out of the box' thinkers was Buckminster Fuller. This brilliant 8 minute summary of one of his lectures is a great lesson - and a personal challenge to each of us to 'get out of our boxes' so we can do more with less. It's a great 8 minute mind stretch.…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on February 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Visit their web site and keep the pressure on to free an innocent man: Richard Lapointe.
Habeas petition took place May 3 - 7, then…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 25, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments
David Martinez, one of the finest lawyers I have ever known, just received a copy of this 15-minute presentation on the case of Joe Arridy, a man with an intellectual disability who just received a posthumous pardon from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. If you have the luxury of a spare quarter hour, you can hear it by clicking on
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Many of you know John McKnight. Others know Peter Block. What you may not know is that they have become fast friends - and collaborators. One wonderful gift from them is their new book - Abundant Communities - and a wonderful web site with many really helpful stories and discussions.
As we approach this new year - this is a place of hope and possibility - so do yourself a favor and have a good look. You will like it.. and you, your neighbors and your community will be better for…Continue
This article from the Toronto Star - featuring one of our favourite teachers and young leaders - Rebecca Beayni. She continues to inspire.. a great way to bring in the New Year.. Best wishes one and all...
from Toronto Star – Dec. 24…Continue
There are many strange anomalies in life where 'policy' and 'design' make huge differences - but because they are often 'invisible' we forget to notice. But what if.. what if the POLICY was that buildings, offices, homes, equipment, cars, street cars, trains, planes - electronic devices, cooking appliances (you get the picture)... what if the POLICY was that UNIVERSAL design was a requirement - for everything starting Now - or at least by 2012. ALL the arguments and debates about unfair…Continue
On Human Rights Day LGen. Roméo Dallaire will introduce Zero Force with a call to Canadians to enlist -- and put an end to the use of child soldiers
Toronto, ON, Human Rights Day (Dec. 10th) marks…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 11, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments
Barb Fowke - Poet
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 7, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments