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Stop Ignoring Mothering as Work (

Every year during Women’s History Month we reflect on the many accomplishments of women and their contributions to society. Now that the month is over, it’s time to face a glaring omission so that it’s not repeated next March. This year, I was particularly concerned that the month’s overfocus on the secular and professional accomplishments of women brought an unintended consequence to undermine mothering as valuable work equally worthy of high-fives, GIFs, reposting, and tweeting. Women’s...

What Does Community Development for Liberation Look Like? (

Earlier this month, a small group of roughly 50 people gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss what a liberatory movement for community economic development might look like. For many, it was their first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic. The convener? CEO Circle, an informal network of leaders of color of national community development organizations. Founding members of the loose network are Akilah Watkins-Butler of the Center for Community Progress , Tony Pickett of...

Building the Transcontinental Railroad: How 20,000 Chinese Immigrants Made It Happen (

They toiled through back-breaking labor during both frigid winters and blazing summers. Hundreds died from explosions, landslides, accidents and disease. And even though they made major contributions to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, these 15,000 to 20,000 Chinese immigrants have been largely ignored by history. Hilton Obenzinger, associate director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, says that Central Pacific Railroad director...

Five Accelerators of Equitable Grantmaking and How to Harness Them (

In the last two years, this five-cylinder engine has propelled funders to break through historic barriers to change. Global crises of the past two years have yielded at least one silver lining for nonprofits: They have accelerated a movement among grantmakers to match the duration and flexibility of their funding to the arc and demands of change. Such a shift couldn’t come at a more important time for organizations addressing acute threats to climate, health, our social fabric, and world...

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New Mexico Connection

Hello Friends’s! I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was surprised to find there is no PACE initiative or group in the state? I am curious if there are any other New Mexican members who might like to connect? AmyRead More...

Maryland State BRFSS Data

Brenda Yuen
Today I attended the first Webinar part talking about building ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care Communities. There was discussion regarding individual states who have included ACE data in their BRFSS, of which Maryland (my state) conducted such a data collection in 2015. I asked the group where I could find the data from my state and I was referred to both and the Acesconnection community "State ACEs Action". I've searched both sites for ACEs data and found nothing. Could...Read More...
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