Undoing the Silence

January 31st, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 9:09 am

Author Louise Dunlap is on tour presenting her new book, Undoing the Silence: Six Tools for Social Change Writing, and offering writing workshops throughout February in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Berkeley, Oakland, Washington DC, New York, and Cambridge. Check the New Village Event Calendar for details.

Evidence of Humanity has posted a beautifully crafted review of Undoing the Silence on their webblog. What a work of grace that Evidence of Humanity! Thank you, Don Baker, for your clarity of vision and execution in creating a simple, handsome website to highlight good work in the world.

Arts Meets Community

January 30th, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 6:49 pm

The University of California Berkeley’s Center for Community Innovation hosted an interdisciplinary symposium on the arts and community development on Friday, January 25th. The one-day conference came from a collaboration of Karen Chapple, Director of the Center and Professor of City and Regional Planning, and Shannon Jackson, Chair of UCB’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. A dozen presenters and nearly one hundred attendees explored the role of the arts in urban revitalization and civic engagement on the neighborhood level. (more…)

Another World is Possible

January 23rd, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 6:02 pm

The World Social Forum has called a Global Day of Action on Saturday, January 26th. “From your community to the world; from the world to your community” is their slogan. Events include an ACLU conference — Reclaiming Our Civil Liberties — in Massachusetts with Daniel Ellsberg and Rachel Maddow and a three-day Independent Media Strategy Summit in Santa Cruz, California. (more…)

Creative Commons

January 18th, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 5:44 pm

New Village Press is using an innovative form of copyright for our newest publication, Building Commons and Community, called “Creative Commons.” Creative Commons encompasses a spectrum of use rights for intellectual property that range from “no rights reserved” to the unprotected public domain. Offering work under a Creative Commons license does not mean giving up your copyright. It means offering some of your rights to any member of the public, but only on certain conditions. (more…)

Hiphopnotherapy

January 18th, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 2:46 pm

Friend Dwayne Parish is a magician with acronyms and specializes in a spoken word poetry that he calls hiphopnotherapy. When you hear it live, it does put you into a trance. Here is a piece he wrote for us as a gift last year and I am happy to have a place to share it. Thank you, Dwayne!

NEW VILLAGE PRESS

Near, if not nearest to the heart of humanity is our dear friend–New Village Press!
Earnestly infusing art into community-building & filling the needs of a world pleading to become
Whole. New Village Press is achieving this goal through the power of the printed picture and word. I’ve heard
Voices rise from the pages of their books. I urge you to look & it’s my wish to introduce you to works they publish. (more…)

New Village Press News

January 15th, 2008

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New Village Press News masthead

Dear Friends,

Imagine a city learning how to love, find its true heart, awaken its own soul through the leadership of a poet! This is exactly what is happening in Toronto, Canada, and it is an inspiration for all our towns and communities. Toronto’s Poet Laureate, Pier Giorgio DiCicco, has captivated the spirit of his city’s citizens with his beautiful notions and words. Creative City is the name of a ten-year visionary strategy, which, in DiCicco’s language, aims to “restore intimacy, curiosity, trust, and play into the happenstance encounter of citizens, in an era when the happenstance and the unpredictable are a threat.” (more…)

Hello!

January 1st, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: New Village Commons— Lynne Elizabeth @ 8:16 pm

Welcome to the New Village Commons! We’re excited to offer an online community spot to share timely tidbits and regular feature articles in between producing our books. We are inviting our authors to contribute news and views, and we extend the invitation to you, our readers, as well. Here are some of the Commons highlights.

Besides this blog, we are launching a monthly magazine – New Village E-Journal. To start the Year 2008 on the right note, the theme of our premiere issue is “Peace: Another World is Possible.” (more…)


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