Summer 2020 : The Community Power Issue
Table of Contents
The Community Power Issue
In DepthExplore Section
From the Editors
The Community Power Issue – A Letter from the Editor
Like many of you, I’ve experienced grief—deep personal grief, shared familial grief, collective community grief. But until the COVID-19 pandemic, I had not felt a part of an immense and widespread global grief. So often we in the United States watch from a distance as epidemics, famines, and wars plague other parts of the world. But now we’re in it too—sheltering in place, social distancing, wearing masks and gloves in public—and dying—right alongside people in Italy, Japan, South Africa, and most other countries.Read more
The Light at the End
The pandemic is remaking who we are. It is an opening to a new world where our capacity to love each other is integral to our survival.Nafeez Ahmed
We Had Forgotten That We Are Ecological Beings
If farmers can learn such ways from nature, what about the rest of us?
Patrick M. Lydon
A Square Mile of “Ready for Anything”
“When you have humans and you have heart, you’re pretty much used to doing what you have to do to make things happen.”
What Indian Country Remembers About Survival
The community care at the heart of Indigenous response.
Riding the Waves of Mutual Aid
Volunteer crisis responses are crucial in an emergency. But can they make lasting change?
A Chance to Cure America’s Preexisting Condition: Extreme Inequality
Our shared survival requires closing the gap forever, not just in an emergency moment.
How to Fund a Just Economic Recovery
The five principles of the “People's Bailout”.
Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
When Savoring a Pleasant Moment Is a Radical Act
Small joys are essential for resilience.
Solutions We LoveExplore Section
Yes! But How?
What’s in a Social Justice Diet?
You can make whatever diet you’re currently eating even healthier.
Ray Levy Uyeda
People We Love
Diversifying the Tech Workforce
People We Love
5 Ways to Eat a Rose
What better time than now, when we’re slowed down and trying to ward off contagions, to look to traditional medicines to fortify our immunity?
Culture ShiftExplore Section
It’s Not as Simple as Rebellion
The ability to hold paradoxes is one of the key demands for climate leadership.
Where Heroic Resistance Looks Like Knitting and Baseball
A warning about Big Tech and unbridled capitalism.