Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power

By July 2, 2011

By Pia Infante James Tracy, TWI community member, has co-authored a new book that offers, among other tenets, a call for uncommon conversations and unlikely allies. The following are a few thoughts from James about the project: Can you tell us a bit more about James Tracy? I was born in Oakland and mostly raised…

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More Than Money – Foundations As Strategic Partners

By June 22, 2011

By Chris Gates, Executive Director, PACE – Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement As one of 38 affinity groups of the Council on Foundations, people are often confused about the role that we play in the philanthropic sector. PACE, and other affinity groups like it, works as a learning collaborative of funders doing work in the…

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Utopian Storytelling

By June 17, 2011

By John Esterle What does utopia mean to you? For most of us the word conjures up images of an idyllic world — so idyllic in fact as to be seen as something that’s completely unrealistic or has an inevitable dark, social engineering side to it. Filmmaker Sam Green creatively explores different facets of the…

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Giving on the Right-Side of the Brain: Beauty = Truth

By June 8, 2011

By CJ Callen “Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” – Jon Keats “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei Once I took a night class on “drawing on the right-side…

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Milllenials: From the Next Generation to the Now Generation

By June 3, 2011

By Pia Infante Whenever I hear the phrase “the next generation,” the first notion that comes to mind is the Star Trek: Next Generation t.v. series which ran from 1987 to 1994. Wow. As I write this I’m realizing this is not a current pop culture reference – dating me as the Gen X’er that…

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