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Healthy Roots was a community building conference in the fall of 2003 at the University of Guelph … offering an opportunity for dialogue and learning on community issues.  Specific topics covered: Anti-poverty organizing – Community Gardening – Media – The Native experience – Building Communities – Urban Sprawl. —- Notes by Greg Macdougall —-   […]

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General notes –  From The Ground Up: Building Healthy Communities forum in 2003 (Kitchener ON) compiled from the different speakers’ ideas – Valerie Gennings, Edwin Laryea, Susan Bryant, Lea Caragate, Rose Mailloux, Marc Xuereb, Wayne Roberts. Printable PDF version here. + + + + + Two important questions from which to base action: 1) What […]

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Notes from different break out group discussions at the 2003 From The Ground Up: Building Healthy Communites forum in Kitchener, ON.   +++++++++ DIVERSITY +++++++++ 3 focuses: -> barriers to involvement and participation -> what is diversity? -> solutions Barriers: – passive intimidation (language, tone, mannerisms, ..) – time and energy limitations – not being […]

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IMC Ontario Workshop Feedback   Feedback from Anarchist Bookfair Workshop (October 2002) and other places   Positives: part of a global network that is gaining prominence collaborative website, with many publishers, and more readers potential for many individuals working on various static pages for the website resources that can be cobbled together to create media […]

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Transcript and audio interview with Toronto-based hip hop artist k-os. Conducted at the Bombshelter Pub on University of Waterloo campus, October 4th 2002 as part of the ‘Exit’ album tour.   Clips from interview, interspersed with music, from WPIRG radio show on CKMS 100.3FM in Waterloo: (click here to download mp3)   Full unedited interview […]

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Fifty or so local people participated in a Facilitation Training workshop starting off the “From the Ground Up” series of local community-building activities. The workshop was delivered and facilitated by Tree Bressen, of the Fellowship for Intentional Community (web site: www.ic.org). Bressen explained the need for a facilitation workshop: “Most people’s associations with meetings are […]

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I wrote this article over the December 2001 holidays, and it was published 4 months to the day after the September 11 attacks, in the University of Waterloo Imprint student newspaper. It’s not completely comprehensive, and there’s been a lot more research and hypothesizing in the time since, but I think it provides some food […]

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by Greg Macdougall – Sept 21, 2001 | University of Waterloo Imprint (page 10) It seems like we’re at war now. But I think we can still change that. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” -Mahatma Gandhi Besides some war in some far off place, there’s already been some […]

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