CCR Blog

How Civic Reflection Creates “Communities of Care”

"What do communities that share responsibility for each others’ well being look like?"

Oct 18 2012 Becca Bernstein
Community bulletin board
Capital's vision for our lives is one where we are alienated from our work and from each other. Where non-profit jobs mirror for-profit jobs and both end in take-out and television... The change comes when we begin to build communities of care.

​The other day, I stumbled upon a fascinating article called, "An End to Self-Care" by B. Loewe. In it, Loewe claims that he "wants to see an end to self-care...…

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The Role of Civic Reflection in a Technologically Interconnected World

Apr 26 2012 Becca Bernstein
People walking around using technological communication
I firmly believe that civic reflection is a way for people in our technologically interconnected world to feel more connected again.

As I read Sherry Turkle’s April 2012 article in The New York Times, “The Flight from Conversation,” I couldn’t help thinking about civic reflection. In the article, Turkle discusses our…

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What Motivates Us to Volunteer in a Capitalistic, Whatsinitforme Society?

Apr 23 2012 Edwin Blanton
Edwin Blanton
Edwin Blanton is Co-Founder of Ready, Willing...Enable! an international non-profit focused on educational programs for children with disabilities.

I’d been through the tunnel countless times before. I knew its hot, stale air. I knew its crowdedness. I knew its posters for the latest Broadway shows. I was there…

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