New Village Press News

July 29th, 2008

Email This Blog Post Email This Blog Post Filed under: Newsletters— Lynne Elizabeth @ 7:04 pm

 

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Dear Friends of New Village Press,

A short newsletter to announce the newest issue of New Village Online and two upcoming book events:

Issue #4 of New Village OnlineUnboxing Democracy’s Magic— offers an inspiring exploration of community building forged from democratic partnerships between off-campus communities and universities. Guest editor Len Krimerman, director of a new degree program in Creative Community Building at the University of Connecticut, infuses the work reported here with his valuable understanding of how cooperatives work. In this issue we not only encounter new ideas, we learn new vocabulary, gaining understanding of a kind of cooperative economy that uses a “Participatory Budget” process, and we discover the “Communiversity.”

For those of you lucky enough to live in or be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, we invite you to two events. The first, 7:00 pm July 31 at the Berkeley Ecology Center—”Growing Food, Growing Community: Food Access through Urban Gardens”—features presenters Carl Anthony, Diana Young, Beebo Turman, and Joy Moore. Come celebrate the life work of the late Karl Linn through an investigation of food security in low-income neighborhoods. An evening of locally grown food, presentation and discussion.

August 15 at 7:00 pm, New Village is hosting a book release party in Oakland for Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines. Author Bill Cleveland will tell the “story behind the stories” in his powerful narrative about the brave work of community-based artists resisting oppressive regimes and restitching the social fabric of cultures devastated by civil war and other trauma. Despite the dangerous settings, Cleveland’s profiles are profoundly uplifting. Join us for this cultural bacchanal of art, singing, international treats, and great storytelling.

If you haven’t already, consider subscribing to the New Village Blog.

In community,

Lynne

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