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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
There is definitely a sense of trying to repay a debt and I’m very, very, keen that that should happen.
July 15, 2015
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
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