Getting out of this Mess by Building support for Economic and Social Justice

The election was terrible and means huge setback in the things we who support social and economic justice care about. For the climate it may mean the difference between the possibility of building a sustainable future and getting to the changes too late to avoid catastrophe. The current period is likely to give a major stress… Continue reading Getting out of this Mess by Building support for Economic and Social Justice

Empowered Students Transforming Colleges: Civic Engagement as an Equity Strategy

The California Communities Colleges system is engaged in a serious attempt to close the racial achievement gap so that students from all demographic groups are achieving at high levels. The word being used for this attempt is “equity.” The idea is that we should not treat all our students equally. Rather, we should try to… Continue reading Empowered Students Transforming Colleges: Civic Engagement as an Equity Strategy

Making beautiful things where everyone gains and no one profits

My friend Annette Aylward is trying to make a living as a crafts person. She makes beautiful handmade linen towels. She believes in craft. She loves to make these things. To make a living making handmade things woven out of linen she needs to charge a lot of money for them. And she is successful… Continue reading Making beautiful things where everyone gains and no one profits