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Talking Resilience

What is community resilience? How can you know if your community is resilient? Is there a relationship between resilience and justice? What resources have proven particularly useful in actually building resilience?

These are just a few of the questions we’re bringing to conversations with leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, organizations, and communities.

There Is No Other Worthwhile Endeavor: Talking Resilience with Taj James

Whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic, there’s nothing really else to do right now… Whether you think we will succeed or fail in that endeavor, there is no other worthwhile endeavor.

March 8, 2016

Community is Created by Filling the Cup: Talking Resilience with Lynn Benander

I think that if you haven’t built connections with other people when good things are happening, they probably won’t be there when bad things are happening. Community is created by filling the cup that you share with other people…

September 2, 2015

Figuring Out Your Role: Talking Resilience with Sarah Byrnes

The challenge is always what’s the particular role of an individual person or of an individual organization. The discernment process is something that everyone is working on, figuring out my role in this systems change.

August 19, 2015

Building Resilience Through Daily Actions: Talking Resilience with Trathen Heckman

Our thing is that right here—your self—is the most accessible whole system that you have. That’s the best way to effect change.

August 12, 2015

We Have Enough Together: Talking Resilience with Vicki Robin

The more you connect with other people the more their resources are in your problem-solving process. We have enough. We have enough together, but nobody has enough by themselves.

August 5, 2015

What to Tell the Neighbors: Talking Resilience with Marissa Mommaerts

We can’t have resilient communities if we don’t have justice. We’re only as resilient as those around us, whether that be our family, our neighbors, the neighboring community, or even the neighboring country.

July 29, 2015

Powering Community: Talking Resilience with Timothy DenHerder-Thomas

Our whole economy is built on financing things for privatized benefit.

July 23, 2015

Experiencing Traditional Community Resilience: Talking Resilience with Helena Norberg-Hodge

There is definitely a sense of trying to repay a debt and I’m very, very, keen that that should happen.

July 15, 2015

Welcome to the Future: Talking Resilience with Chuck Collins

This is where we are heading. We are heading to weird weather incidents. We are heading towards strained infrastructure.

July 8, 2015

Justice isn’t Inevitable: Talking Resilience with Ellen Choy

Transition is inevitable, but justice is not.

July 1, 2015

Living Within a Limit is OK: Talking Resilience with Doria Robinson

We promote systems thinking, and resiliency, which is like self-sufficiency—not "I’m an island," but more, "I’m accountable." And because I’m accountable, I can work collectively.

June 24, 2015

Economy, Ecology, Equity: Talking Resilience with Nikki Silvestri

You take away politics, take away whether you think trickle-down [economics] works, take away even what you think about race. Just look at this community. Are the families healthy and thriving? No? Okay. It’s not resilient.

March 31, 2015