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People We Love :: Ricardo Navarro People We Love :: Ricardo Navarro
by Ashlee Green
Choosing a sustainable path.
No Car, No Problem No Car, No Problem
by Orion Kriegman
Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.
Banking on Change Banking on Change
With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée Zaleska
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Across Race Lines Across Race Lines
Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
African American Farmers Go Organic, Bring Healthy Food to Southeast African American Farmers Go Organic, Bring Healthy Food to Southeast
by Mark Winne
The Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), helps members convert to organic agriculture, and organizes a farmers market in a park that was once off-limits to them.
Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities
by Berit Anderson
The daughter of a white Jewish mother and a Chinese father, Jen Chau started a meet-up group called Swirl, for multiracial people who wanted to form their own networks.
Generation Mixed: Breaking the Race Barrier Generation Mixed: Breaking the Race Barrier
by Adrienne Maree Brown
How the under-35 set is breaking the race barrier.
Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience
by Ashlee Green
Kip Fulbeck created the book he always wanted as a kid: The Hapa Project, a series of photos and essays documenting the part-Asian experience.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J. Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race
by Berit Anderson
Mark Tauber's Blended Nation is a book that chronicles the struggle for identity faced by mixed-race individuals.
El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art
by Judy Herzl, Aaron Stern
How residents of Santa Fe are breaking down barriers and growing closer as a community.
Homegrown Aid in Haiti Homegrown Aid in Haiti
by Beverly Bell
Many displaced Haitians are turning to neighbors, family, and peasant organizations in the countryside for help.
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