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April Webinars, Tamarack Institute

April 2016

Resilience Talks
Speakers: A 4-Part Learning Series with Milton Friesen
Date: April 19-June 24, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

In this powerful Learning Series, our host, Milton Friesen, will explore four urban dynamics that contribute to resilience with thought-leaders from across Canada who specialize in the areas of place-making, social networking, measurement of social resilience, and economics that will generate insight for planners, policy makers and community leaders who are seeking to increase the adaptive capacity of cities. Join Milton for this insightful Learning Series that invites you to explore the different urban dynamics that contribute to resilient communities and cities.

Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy
Speakers: Brianne Peters & Alison Mathie, Coady International Institute
Date: April 21, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

This webinar will introduce you to a new collection of cases from Canada and the USA, edited by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa of the Coady International Institute, profiling examples of citizen-led innovation for a new economy. These cases are drawn from urban and rural contexts and ethnically diverse settings - First Nations, Inuit, Latino, African American, predominantly white, and mixed economies - and illustrate new ways of working, tying economic justice to the creation of multiple forms of wealth.   

An Other Kingdom
Speakers: John McKnight, Peter Block & Walter Brueggemann
Date: April 28, 2016,12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Our seduction into beliefs in competition, scarcity, and acquisition is producing too many casualties. An Other Kingdom provides a new narrative, a shift in our thinking and speaking, to take us out of a culture of addictive consumption into a place where contract is replaced by covenant, consumption is replaced by neighbourliness, and our time is reclaimed as our own. Please join authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight for an intimate conversation about their new book An Other Kingdom. Discover what has inspired them to write this book together and explore their vision for their proposed paradigm shift.

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