Building Resilience Together

Facilitated by Alina Ortiz Salvatierra and Jishava Patel, UACT Facilitator Ricardo Levins Morales, an artist and activist for social change movements across the country, describes resilience as not an individual trait or skill, but as the capacity of one’s community members to support each other in the face of oppression. Through our class, our hope […]

Read more Like this post0

Femme Safety Strategies for Survival and Beyond Workshop

facilitated by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha In response to many recent suicides of femme artists, organizers, and community leaders, this emotional safety planning workshop is a space for femmes (people who id as femme or feminine and queer and/or non binary and/or trans) who want to learn and share about suicidality in our lives, as well […]

Read more Like this post0

Care Webs Workshop: Experiments in Disability-Made Collective Care

Facilitated by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha In this workshop, we will talk about the (often feminized and undervalued) work of care, with a specific focus on how sick and disabled folks can create care webs for ourselves. We’ll map what we need and what we have to give and what allows us to ask for and […]

Read more Like this post0

SPARC: Can We Talk?

Facilitated by Javiera Benavente and Chris Tinson, Professor of Africana Studies in CSI This interactive workshop presentation will create a faculty & staff centered space to share stories and strategies of engagement in these difficult social and political times. We want to allow space for faculty and staff to discuss some of the tough issues […]

Read more Like this post0
graphic facilitation notes on the commons

There Are Plenty of Alternatives

Why co-ops, regional currencies, and hackerspaces are pointing the way toward a new economic vision. By David Bollier Originally published on The Nation In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shocking election victory, a shattered Democratic Party and dazed progressives agree on at least one thing: Democrats must replace Republicans in Congress as quickly as possible. As […]

Read more Like this post0
Portrait drawings of 6 people

Your Story Matters

In the summer of 2016, Lorren Grabarek 12F, with the support of ECG’s Common Good Internship Grant, completed a self-designed internship with RainbowYOUTH in Auckland, New Zealand. RainbowYOUTH is one of the few organizations in New Zealand that support LGBTQ youth, and Lorren contributed to a critical growth year for the group by designing and […]

Read more Like this post0

Arts in LA Commons

Emily Rose Brown 13F received an Ethics and the Common Good Internship Grant to join LA Commons and provide artistic and logistical assistance with its neighborhood-based community-building projects all over the city. In the MacArthur Park area, she joined children and a lead teaching artist to create a video project highlighting the park’s people and […]

Read more Like this post0

Capital, Empire, and the US Deportation System

Kamika’s Division III, Capital, Empire, and the US Deportation System, was guided by her desire to seek out and amplify the voices of the Black and im/migrant communities, especially the experiences of Black immigrants. Her inspiration was her own lived experience as an organizer within the Immigrant Rights Movement and Movement for Black Lives, which […]

Read more Like this post0

Ethics & the Common Good Changemaker Cohort: Group Independent Study

Facilitated by Javiera Benavente, Maya Sungold and Jamila Jackson The Ethics & the Common Good Changemaker Cohort is a practice-based learning community that supports the cultivation of relational leadership and collaborative change-making. In this course, we will engage with a variety of theories, approaches, methods, and practices to support students in developing and growing their […]

Read more Like this post0

Wall of SOURCE Healing and Resilience

Unveiling of Wall of SOURCE Healing and Resilience, a collaborative Division III project by Mikaela Gonzalez. Through this process, Mikael brought students of color together to envision and create a permanent public mural as an intentional act of community building for resilience in the present and future.

Read more Like this post0
Go top