adrienne maree brown | coevolution through friendship

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coevolution is “the change of a biological object triggered by the change of a related object.” a couple of years ago i hosted a community of practice. one of the outcomes of our year of building relationship and sharing of ourselves was an idea articulated toward the end by gibran rivera: coevolution through friendship. meaning we […]

adrienne maree brown | some of our blog favorites

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Here are some of our favorite 2012 blog posts from adrienne maree brown. In them she talks about creating inner change, about Obama and the importance of practicing revolution every day, about growing our capacity for persistence, and about Columbus, Detroit and the meaning of home. All of these pieces are worth a second look. […]

adrienne maree brown | why bother?

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written in response to a friend who was asking about the point of integrity if the human race is on a downward spiral: wow. this is a lot. i’ve been thinking about this stuff a lot too, and i think when you come to town and we have our date i would love to focus […]

reimagining organizing, movements & leadership

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this past weekend was reimagining organizing, movements and leadership in detroit. once we heard that author and thinker margaret wheatley was going to be in kalamazoo and was willing to come to detroit, we built the event as a way to immerse her in our work here in detroit, and immerse detroit in the ideas […]

on the road again | adrienne maree brown

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i have been traveling a lot [these] past few weeks. the ruckus camp was incredible, and then i was at web of change up off the coast of british columbia, which was fascinating. i sat on a panel at web of change which really challenged me – which is righteous i suppose because it was called Our […]

we are in the future | adrienne maree brown

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here are my written notes for the keynote i gave this past weekend to the North American Students of Cooperation Institute. it was an amazing group to speak with, think with, and be in community with at this moment in history! —- I am so honored to be here with all of you. I want to start […]

adrienne maree brown | without manipulation

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Original post “without manipulation” written by adrienne maree brown and posted on The Luscious Satyagraha blog, January 27, 2012. For the rest of 2012, and hopefully beyond, we will be featuring a floating column with contributions from adrienne maree brown’s Luscious Satyagraha blog.  Except to see her featured in various sections of the blog. Enjoy this […]

from liberty plaza | adrienne maree brown

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Original article written by Adrienne Maree Brown and posted on The Luscious Satyagraha, October 9, 2011. yesterday I got to liberty plaza, finally. since it came to my attention I have been making my way towards it, wanting to see it and feel it myself, though with some trepidation. I tend to roll with a critical […]

Wisdom from Jodie’s House

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i believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that in itself creates new potential.

EMEAC | Transformation in Detroit

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When so many people have left Detroit, given up on Detroit, and let the bad economy beat them down, EMEAC has risen up during this time, seeing opportunity for reshaping areas…